Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Curculio elephas

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 cerris, faginea, ilex, petraea, pubescens, robur, rotundifolia, suber.

? Also Corylus avellana.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


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), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a, 2013b), Roques, Cleary, Matsiakh & Eschem (2017a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 31.xii.2022