Portrait of Christoffer Fägerström. Photo.

Christoffer Fägerström

Museum assistant

Portrait of Christoffer Fägerström. Photo.

Nya och förväntade öronvivelarter (Coleoptera: Otiorhynchini) på prydnadsbuskar i Sverige

Some notes on the ecology of the Tremex wasp T. fuscicornis (Hymenoptera: Siricidae)

Author

  • Christoffer Fägerström
  • Elisabeth Kärnestam
  • Rana Andersson

Summary, in English

During the last couple of years leaf-edge-cuts, typical of Otiorhynchus, a genus of wingless weevils, have been discovered on ornamental shrubs, especially on lilac (Syringa vulgaris) and privet (Ligustrum vulgare). An inventory was made in gardens in west Scania 2009.

The results show that we in Sweden have a new species of wingless-weevil, Dodecastichus inflatus (former known as Otiorhynchus inflatus). Further more, the weevil Otiorhynchus smreczynskii was shown to be established in a much larger geographic area than previously known. This species was the most common on lilac and privet and caused the majority of the damages. The morphology of these two species is described. The extension and appearances of the damages have been documented in order to see if different weevil species make different types of edge-cuts. Several weevil species have spred in gardens in our neighbouring countries during the last decades. The species most likely to occur more frequently

in Sweden are described. These six Otiorhynchus species, that are potential pests in our gardens, are: O. tenebricosus, O. salicicola, O. crataegi, O. dieckmanni, O. aurifer and O. armadillo.

Department/s

  • Entomological collections

Publishing year

2010

Language

Swedish

Pages

37-48

Publication/Series

Entomologisk tidskrift

Volume

131

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Sveriges Entomologiska Förening

Topic

  • Zoology

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0013-886X