Protapion varipes (Germar, 1817)

on Trifolium

gall

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.

synonyms

Apion varipes.

references

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

mod 22.iv.2019