Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eutrichapion melancholicum

Eutrichapion melancholicum (Wencker, 1864)

on Lathyrus


One larva develops in an open, exteriorly unmodified flower, feeding on the developing ovary. Pupation in the flower, in a brown cocoon.

host plants

Fabaceae, ? monophagous

Lathyrus latifolius, pratensis, sylvestris, tuberosus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Apion melancholicum.


Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1990a), Fägerström (2006a). Knutelski & Surowiak (2011a), Nilsson (1973a), Podlussány (1986a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Wanat (1998a).

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