Anthonomus rectirostris (Linnaeus, 1758)
cherry weevil, stone fruit weevil
The female deposits an egg deeply in the young, still small fruit upon the seed, that subsequently forms the food of the larva. Before the pupation, that also takes place in the fruit, the larva makes an exit opening in the wall of the kernel.
Prunus avium, cerasus, mahaleb, padus, spinosa.
distribution within Europe
The gall midge Lasioptera cerasiphera is dependent on this beetle; its female is only able to deposit an egg in the flesh of the fruit when the fruit has been punctured by the female beetle.
Delbol (2013a), Dieckman (1968a, 1988a), Lechapt (2015a), Morris, Mendel, Barclay ao (2017a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).