Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Betulapion simile

Betulapion simile (Kirby, 1811)

on Betula


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.


Apion, Trichapion, simile.


Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Dieckmann & Herger (1985a), Ehret (1990a), Heijerman & van der Leij (1997a), Nilsson (1973a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Schiller (1983a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 20.xii.2021