Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Protapion varipes

Protapion varipes (Germar, 1817)

on Trifolium


part of the larvae lives in the flowers head and feed, without causing malformations, on the developing fruits. Another part lives, and pupates, in elongated stem galls.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Trifolium alpestre, arvense, montanum, pratense.

Buhr mentions T. repens.


Apion varipes.


Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1990a), Houard (1909a), Podlussány (1986a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 7.ix.2020