Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hemitrichapion pavidum

Hemitrichapion pavidum (Germar, 1817)

on Securigera


The larvae develop in a flower bud that remains closed. Here also the pupation takes place, in an oval cocoon made out of remnants of the corolla and secretion.

host plants

Fabaceae, ? monophagous

Securigera varia.

Records of Lathyrus pratensis, Ononis spinosa, perhaps als Lathyrus pratensis, Ononis spinosa, misschien ook Securigera varia probably concern adult feeding.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Apion, Eutrichapion, pavidum.


Behne (1987a), Colonnelli & Osella (2009a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1990a), Friedman & Freidberg (2007a), Podlussány (1986a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 6.ix.2020