Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Curculio glandium

Curculio glandium Marsham, 1802

acorn weevil

on oak

Curculio spec. damage to acorns

Quercus robur, Dronten, IJslander, 20.ix.2019 © Arnold Grosscurt: two acorns infested by Curculio spec.

Curculio spec.: larva

Quercus robur, Zwolle.4.ix.2019 © Arnold Grosscurt: larva of Curculio spec.


Larvae in the acorns. After the summer they are fully fed and crawl into the soil, but wait up to three years before they pupate.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

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

? Also Corylus avellana (Betulaceae).

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Andrade & Stüben (2020a), Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Compte (1981a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1988a), Dieckmann & Herger (1985a), Fernández-Carrillo & Fernández-Carrillo (2010a), Knutelski & Surowiak (2011a), le Monnier (2002a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 2.ii.2021