Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthonomus rectirostris

Anthonomus rectirostris (Linnaeus, 1758)

cherry weevil, stone fruit weevil

on Prunus


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.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Prunus avium, cerasus, mahaleb, padus, spinosa.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Furcipus rectirostris.


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).

Last modified 22.ix.2020