Neocoenorrhinus germanicus (Herbst, 1797)

strawberry rhynchites

on Rosaceae, Salix

parasite

The adult beetles feed in the spring on young leaves. Th female deposits an egg in a young shoot not far from the tip. A few centimeters below she partly severs the shoot, causing it to wilt, fold down, and ultimately drop off. The larva bores in the decaying tip, then burrows into the soil for pupation.

host plants

polyphagous

Fragaria; Geum; Potentilla; Rosa; Rubus fruticosus, idaeus; Salix caprea, gmelinii, viminalis; Sanguisorba.

Records from Cornus sanguinea; Quercus probably are exceptional.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as imago in the soil.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

synonyms

Coenorhinus germanicus.

references

Dieckmann(1974a), Rheinheiner & Hassler (200a).

mod 2.iv.2019