Hylastinus obscurus (Marsham, 1802)
clover root rot/ borer; gorse bark beetle
Both the larvae and the beetles make long galleries in the roots, that very soon start to rot. Houard writes that the flowers turn green, but according to Stickney attacked plants shown no aboveground symptoms
distribution within Europe
from Stickney (1916a)
Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1909a), Stickney (1916a).