Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Protapion ruficrus

Protapion ruficrus (Germar, 1817)

on Trifolium

parasite

The larva lives in a flower head, feeding on, generally but one, developing seed; here also the pupation.

host plants

Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous

Trifolium alpestre, montanum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

synonyms

Apion ruficrus.

references

Behne (1987a), Cunev (2013a), Dieckmann (1973a, 1977a), Ehret (1990a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 7.ix.2020