Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Curculio villosus

Curculio villosus Fabricius, 1781

on Quercus

Curculio villosus larva

Quercus robur, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Laakdal, de Roost, © Carina Van Steenwinkel: opened old gall of Biorrhiza pallida: the head of the inquiline is just visible

Curculio villosus larva


Curculio villosus larva

larva outside the gall


Inquiline in the galls of the sexual generation of Biorhiza pallida. The wasp larva perishes because of food competition. The larvae are curved and have no feet, but a chitinised head capsule. Pupation in the soil; univoltine.


Braunert (2017a), Burle (2015a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1988a), Heijerman & Tuinstra (2014a), Lechapt (2015a), le Monnier (2002a), Podluss√°ny (2007a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Talamelli (1997a), Weltner (2019a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 12.xi.2023