Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthonomus piri

Anthonomus piri Kollar, 1837

pear bud weevil

on (Malus), Pyrus


in autumn eggs are deposited in the buds, mainly of inflorescences, also leaf buds, that just have been formed. Late in winter and early spring they are then completely eaten out. A female deposits ± 25 eggs in all.

host plants

Rosaceae, ± monophagous


Occasionally Malus.


Anthonomus pyri Boheman, 1843.


Baviera & Caldara (2020a), Buhr (1965a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1968a, 1988a), Forbicioni, Abbazzi, Bellò ao (2019a), Houard (1908a), Morris, Mendel, Barclay ao (2017a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Winkelmann, Bahr & Messutat (2021a), Winkelmann & Bayer (2004a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 15.iv.2023