Anthonomus pedicularius (Linnaeus, 1758)

on Crataegus

Anthonomus pedicularius galls

Crataegus monogyna, Dronten, two galled flowers in the inflorescence © Arnold Grosscurt

Anthonomus pedicularius gall

opened gall with young pupa

Anthonomus crataegarius on Crataegus monogyna: opened gall

Crataegus monogyna, Zwolle, 8.v.2018 © Arnold Grosscurt: opened gall with larva

Anthonomus crataegarius on Crataegus monogyna: larva



Larvae and pupae in the flower buds. The buds remain closed, turn brown, often drop off.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Crataegus laevigata, monogyna.

That the species would live also on Pyrus, as Buhr writes, is not confirmed by Dieckmann.


Buhr (1964a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1968a, 1988a), Knutelski (2001a), Lehmann & Hannover (2016a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Roskam (2009a), Tomasi (2014a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a).