Mogulones larvatus (Schultze, 1897)

Paterson’s curse crown weevil, root-crown weevil

on Echium, Pulmonaria

parasite

Oviposition in a flower. The larva then descends as a borer through the stem and finally lives in the root collar and root crown. Pupation in the spoil.

host plants

Boraginaceae, oligophagous

Echium creticum, italicum, planagoineum, vulgare; Pulmonaria obscura, officinalis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

synonyms

Ceutorhynchus larvatus.

notes

The species plays an important role in the biological control of Echium plantagineum in Australia.

references

Balalaikins (2012a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Gültekin (2014a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Sheppard, Smyth & Swirepik (0000a, 20001a), Vayssieres (1995a), Vayssieres & Wapshere (1983a).

mod 9.vi.2019