Anthonomus rubi (Herbst, 1795)

strawberry blossom weevil

on Rosaceae

gall

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; Geum urbanum; Potentilla; Rosa; Rubus sanctus, ulmifolius subsp. rusticanus.

references

Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1968a), Houard (1908a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

mod 19.v.2019