Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sitona hispidulus

Sitona hispidulus (Fabricius, 1776)

clover weevil, clover root curculio

on clover


The larvae live ectophagously at the roots.

host plants

Fabaceae, ± monophagous

Trifolium pratense, repens.

Rarely also Medicago lupulina, sativa, x varia; Vicia.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

See Gosik & Sprick.


Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a) , Delbol & & Lempe (2014a), Dieckmann (1980a), Dieckmann & Herger (1985a), Gosik & Sprick (2017a), Lechapt (2015a), Menet (2012a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Stüben & Borges (2019a), Velázquez de Castro González (1997a), Velázquez de Castro, Friedman & Borovec (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 8.xii.2023