Curculio betulae (Stephens, 1831)

on alder

parasite

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 are incorrect.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

synonyms

Curculio cerasorum Paykull, 1792.

references

Bazzato & Cillo (2018a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1988a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

mod 24.v.2019