Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bruchidius cisti

Bruchidius cisti (Fabricius, 1775)

on Cistus, etc.


The larvae develop in the fruits, within a seed; there also the pupation.

host plants

Cistaceae, ? Fabaceae, restricted polyphagous

Cistus monspeliensis; Coronilla juncea, scorpioides; Cytisus scoparius; Genista; Helianthemum aegyptiacum, nummularium & subsp. grandiflorum; Laburnum anagyroides; Lotus corniculatus; Onobrychis.

Possibly all Fabaceae mentioned above are no host plants, but just food plants of the adults.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Decelle (1989a), Decelle & Lodos (1989a), Delobel & Delobel (2003a, 2007a), Fagot (2024a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Tyler & Tyler (2016a), Yus Ramos (2013a), Yus-Ramos & Angelini (2018a), Yus-Ramos, Diéguez Fernández & Ventura Pérez (2012a), Yus Ramos & Gavira Romero (2011a), Yus Ramos & Zuzarte (2008a).

Last modified 8.ii.2024