Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthonomus bituberculatus

Anthonomus bituberculatus Thomson, 1868

on Crataegus, Prunus


the larva develops in the flower bud, that remains closed; here also the pupation takes place. That the larva would develop in unfolding leaf buds, as is stated by Redfern & Shirley, seems less probable.

host plants

Rosaceae, oligophagous

Prunus padus.

Occasionally also Crataegus and Prunus domestica, spinosa.


Anthonomus rosinae Gozis, 1882.


Balalaikins (2012a), Baviera & Caldara (2020a), Delbol (2013a). Dieckmann (1968a, 1988a), Germann (2017a), Houard (1908a), Kofler (2014a), Morris (1982a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

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