Curculio elephas (Gyllenhal, 1836)

chestnut weevil

on chestnut, oak


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 faginea, petraea, robur, rotundifolia, suber.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1988a), Fernández-Carrillo & Fernández-Carrillo (2010a), le Monnier (2002a), Paparatti & Speranza (2005a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a(, Roques, Cleary, Matsiakh & Eschem (2017a).

mod 25.v.2019