Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthonomus amygdali

Anthonomus amygdali Hustache, 1930

on almond, etc.


In the months of December, January a female deposits 35-45, each one singly in flower bud. The flowers buds turn brown and do not open. The larvae feed on the internal parts of the young fruits. Infected buds or fruits drop to the ground; jerking movements of the larva inside may make them “jump”.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Prunus armeniaca, dulcis, persica.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

See Monaco.


Anthonomus multifasciatus Pic, 1926.


Baviera & Caldara (2020a), Bolu & Legalov (2008a), Dieckmann (1968a), Forbicioni, Abbazzi, Bellò ao (2019a), Friedman (2016a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Monaco (2016a), Papi (2009a).

Last modified 6.ii.2021