Tychius parallelus (Panzer, 1794)

Coleoptera, Curculionidae

on Cytisus, Genista

Tychius parallelus on Cytisus scoparius

Cytisus scoparius, Denemarken © Simon Haarder

Tychius parallelus on Cytisus scoparius: opened pod

opened pod

gall

the larve feed within the pod on the developing seeds; this may cause some disfiguring of the pods. Pupation in the soil.

hostplants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Cytisus austriacus, scoparius; Genista sagittalis, tinctoria.

larvae and pupaae

detailed description in Skuhrovec, Gosik & Caldara.

synonyms

Tychius venustus auct. nec (Fabricius, 1781).

references

Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Skuhrovec, Gosik & Caldara (2014a).

17/01/2017

mod 28.vi.2017