Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Curculio elephas

Curculio elephas (Gyllenhal, 1836)

chestnut weevil

on chestnut, oak

Curculio elephas on Quercus robur: female

Quercus robur, Hungary, Kimle, 13.viii.2019 © László Érsek

Curculio elephas on Quercus robur: female

female, preparing for oviposition

Curculio elephas on Quercus robur: oviposition trace

fresh oviposition trace

Curculio elephas on Quercus robur: oviposition trace

old oviposition trace

Curculio elephas on Quercus robur: egg

egg in opened acorn

Curculio elephas on Quercus robur: larva

opened acorn with larva

Curculio elephas on Quercus robur: larva

larva

Curculio elephas on Quercus robur: larva

frontal

Curculio elephas on Quercus robur: mandibles

mandibles

parasite

Larvae in the seeds; full grown larvae leave the seed, tnen enter a resting stage that may take some years before they pupate.

host plants

Fagaceae, oligophagous

Castanea sativa; Quercus cerris, faginea, ilex, petraea, pubescens, robur, rotundifolia, suber.

? Also Corylus avellana.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

references

Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Compte (1981a), Delbol (2010a, 2013a), Dieckmann (1988a), Fernández-Carrillo & Fernández-Carrillo (2010a), Heijerman (1999a), Küstler (2019a), le Monnier (2002a), Paparatti & Speranza (2005a), Podlussány (2007a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a, 2013b), Roques, Cleary, Matsiakh & Eschem (2017a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 12.iv.2024