Holotrichapion pisi (Fabricius, 1801)

Coleoptera, Apionidae

on Medicago

gall

In autumn the larva empties a leaf bud at the root collar or the stem. The bud dries out, and the larva transforms it into a hibernaculum. After the hibernation, there the pupation takes place.

hostplants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Medicago arborea, falcata, lupulina, x varia.

See note below.

synonyms

Apion, Legaricapion, Pseudotrichapion, pisi.

notes

According to Buhr and Dauphin & Aniotsbehere this species alos lives on Onobrychis viciifolia. However, the specialist authors Dieckmann and Rheinheimer & Hassler stress that Medicago is the only host plant genus.

references

Buhr (1964a, 1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1990a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

24/05/2014

mod 28.vi.2017