Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthonomus ulmi

Anthonomus ulmi (DeGeer, 1775)

on Ulmus


in early spring the larva lives in a closed bud, eats it completely out, then pupates there. It is a prerequisite that the bud remains closed; if not, the larva dies. It is not clear whether the bud shows signs of galling.

host plants

Ulmaceae, monophagous

Ulmus “campestris”, laevis.


Anthonomus inversus Bedel, 1884; Anthonomus bituberculatus inversus.

The mistaken and confusing association of the elm-species inversus as a subspecies of the Rosaceae-species bituberculatus has misled Buhr and others after him to associate inversus with hawthorn.


Baviera & Caldara (2020a), Buhr (1964b), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1968a, 1988a), Morris (1982a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Winkelmann, Bahr & Messutat (2021a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 16.iii.2023