Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthonomus spilotus

Anthonomus spilotus Redtenbacher, 1849

on Pyrus, etc.


oviposition in a leaf bud on the midrib of young, not yet unfolded leaves. Larval feeding causes the leaves to remain rolled inwards until the midrib. Larva yellowish with black head. Pupation in a cocoon at the leaf margin or petiole. Beetles make holes in buds and fruits.

host plants

Rosaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Crataegus laevigata; Mespilus germanica; Pyrus communis.

egg, larva, pupa

see Fountain.


Baviera & Caldara (2020a), Benedikt, Borovec, Fremuth ao (2010a), Buhr (1965a), Clymans, de Schaetzen, Delbol ao (2019a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a, 2022a), Dieckmann (1968a, 1988a), Forbicioni, Abbazzi, Bellò ao (2019a), Fountain (0000a), Houard (1908a), Morris, Mendel, Barclay ao (2017a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 17.xi.2023