Bothynoderes affinis (Schrank, 1781)

on Amaranthaceae

gall

spindle or sausage shaped swelling of the upper part of the root, several cm long and over half a cm thick. Inside one or more weevil larvae or their pupae.

host plants

Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Amaranthus; Atripex calotheca, littoralis, patula, rosea; Bassia; Beta vulgaris; Dysphania botrys; Chenopodium album, glaucum, hybridum; Lipandra polysperma; Salsola kali.

In the laboratory adult beetles also accepted Fallopia convolvulus; Persicaria amphibia, but whether these are also host plants of the larvae is not certain.

synonyms

Bothynoderes, Chromoderus, Mecaspis, fasciatus (Müller, 1776).

references

Balalaikins & Bukejs (2011a), Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dieckmann (1983a), Houard (1908a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Roskam (2009a), Tomasi (2014a).

mod 1.vii.2019