Betulapion simile (Kirby, 1811)

on Betula

gall

oviposition near the tip of a young female catkin; the larva, a typical leg-less curved weevil larva, tunnels in the catkin and eventually pupates in a cocoon, made out of frass, near the base of the catkin.

host plants

Betulaceae, monophagous

Betula pendula, pubescens.

synonyms

Apion, Trichapion, simile.

references

Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Dieckmann & Herger (1985a), Ehret (1990a), Nilsson (1973a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

mod 7.vi.2019