Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Archarius crux

Archarius crux (Fabricius, 1776)

on Salix


The female deposits one or more (up to eight) eggs in the gall of Pontania or Euura species. The weevil larvae consumes the gall tissue, but also the egg, or the larva, of the wasp is killed and eaten. Pupation in the ground; two generations, hibernation as an adult.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous



Balanobius, Curculio, crux.


Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1988a), Dieckmann & Herger (1985a), Heijerman & van der Leij (1997a), Kopelke (1985a), le Monnier (2002a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 19.xii.2021