Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hemitrichapion rapulum

Hemitrichapion rapulum (Wencker, 1864)

on Lotus


The larva bores in the pith of the lower part of the stem. The part of the plant above remains dwarfed, the leaves are smaller, paler, and crowded.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Lotus corniculatus.

Adults also on Coronilla minima, valentina subsp. glauca; Hippocrepis emerus .

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Apion, Eutrichapion, rapulum.


Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1990a), Talamelli (1995a).

Last modified 15.iv.2019