Exapion difficile (Herbst, 1797)

on Genista


Larvae and pupae in the pods: one to three, dependent on the size of the pod. The beetles are released by the spontaneous opening of the drying pods.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Genista anglica, germanica, pilosa, tinctoria.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Apion difficile.


Braunert (2017a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1962a, 1977a), Ehret (1990a), Morris (1982a).Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

mod 1.vi.2019