Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthonomus rubi

Anthonomus rubi (Herbst, 1795)

strawberry blossom weevil

on Rosaceae


the larva develops in a yet closed flower bud. Before the oviposition the female has partially severed the peduncle, that folds down. The bud withers and eventually drops.

host plants

Rosaceae, oligophagous

Fragaria ananassa; Geum urbanum; Potentilla; Rosa; Rubus fruticosus, idaeus, sanctus, ulmifolius.


Aasen (2001a), Baviera & Caldara (2020a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1968a, 1988a), Houard (1908a), Lechapt (2015a), Podlussány (2007a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 17.xi.2023