Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hypera meles

Hypera meles (Fabricius, 1792)

clover head weevil

on Trifolium, etc.

parasite

Larvae free in the flower head. Pupation in a globular, yellowish white, reticulate cocoon among the leaves.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Dorycnium; Lotus corniculatus; Medicago falcata, lupulina, sativa; Trifolium aevense, dubium, incarnatum, pratense, repens; Vicia.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva

± Greyish green; see Dieckmann.

references

Balalaikins (2012b), Dieckmann (1989b), Lorenz (1995a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Hoebeke & Griffin (2015a), Lechapt (2015a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Skuhrovec (2005a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 25.xi.2020