Malvapion malvae (Fabricius, 1775)

on Malvaceae

gall

in the circle of partial fruits one (or more) is strongly enlarged. It contains a single weevil larva or pupa.

host plants

Malvaceae, oligophagous

Alcea rosea; Althaea; Malva pusilla, sylvestris, trimestris.

Primarily on Malva sylvestris.

synonyms

Apion malvae.

references

Buhr (1964a)m Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Ehret (1990a), Houard (1909a), Morris (1982a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

mod 9.iii.2019