Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Catapion seniculus

Catapion seniculus (Kirby, 1808)

on Trifolium


the larvae develop within the stems, and also pupate there. Probably only little galling takes place.

host plants

Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous

Trifolium slpestre, fragiferum, hybridum, incarnatum, lupinaster, medium, montanum, pratense, repens, resupinatum, trichopterum.

Most often recorded on T. pratense (Dieckman, 1989a).


Apion seniculus.


Buhr writes that the species would cause galls in Medicago, Vicia, and Trifolium; this is seriously doubted by Dieckmann. However, Delbol presents an even longer list (Medicago, Melilotus, Ononis, Trifolium, vicia).


Buhr (1964a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a, 1989a), Ehret (1990a), Friedman & Freidberg (2007a), Podlussány (1986a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Tomasi (2012a), Tyler & Tyler (2016a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 15.xii.2021