Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Curculio betulae

Curculio betulae (Stephens, 1831)

on alder


The larvae completely hollow out a female catkin, then pupate in the soil.

host plants

Betulaceae, monophagous

Alnus glutinosa, incana.

Records from Betula have not been confirmed by breeding; adult feeding?
Records from Prunus; Salic are dubious.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Curculio cerasorum Paykull, 1792.


Bazzato & Cillo (2018a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1988a), Podlussány (2007a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 12.xi.2023