Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cyanapion afer

Cyanapion afer (Gyllenhal, 1833)

on Lathyrus


The adult beetles eat narrow strips out of the leaves. Oviposition in a leaf bud; further details of the biology are not known.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Lathyrus pratensis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Apion, Coelorhinapion, afer.


Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Dieckmann & Herger (1985a), Ehret (1990a), Knutelski & Surowiak (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 5.ix.2020