Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Oprohinus suturalis

Oprohinus suturalis (Fabricius, 1775)

onion weevil

on Allium, (Muscari)


The eggs are deposited one by one in the leaves and stem. The larvae live as a borer in the stem and in the hollow leaves, causing window feelding. Pupation in the soil.

host plants

Alliaceae, monophagous

Allium ampeloprasum, cepa, nigrum, oleraceum, roseum, sativum, schoenoprasum, sphaerocephalon, ursinum, vineale; Muscari.


Bivoltine; hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Ceutorhynchus suturalis.


Pest species.


Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Compte (1981a), Delhol (2008a, 2008a), Dieckmann (1972a), Heijerman (1993a), Lorenz (1997a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Sert (2009a), Talamelli (1995a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 1.iii.2021