Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eutrichapion viciae

Eutrichapion viciae (Paykull, 1800)

on Lathyrus, Vicia (etc.?)


The larva lives in a flower, feeding on the ovary and the stamina. The corolla remains intact, which makes the infestation quite inconspicuous. Pupation in a cocoon in the flower..

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Lathyrus pratensis; Melilotus; Trifolium; Vicia articula, cracca, hirsuta, sylvatica, villosa & subsp. varia.

The occurrence on Melilotus, Trifolium is not confirmed by Dieckmann. Adult feeding?


Cerasa (2015a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1990a), Friedman & Freidberg (2007a), Podlussány (1986a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

Last modified 22.iv.2019