Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Diaprepes abbreviatus

Diaprepes abbreviatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

diaprepes root weevil

broadly polyphagous

parasite

Oviposition in a folded leaf; larvae freely at the roots; adults feed notches out of the leaves.

host plants, including

Carica papaya; Citrus; Ipomoea batatas; Saccharum officinarum.

distribution within Europe

Madeira.

notes

Important pest in the subtropics.

references

Andrade & Stüben (2020a), Weissling, Peña, Giblin-Davis & Knapp-jr (2019a).

Last modified 5.ii.2021