Holotrichapion pisi (Fabricius, 1801)

on Medicago

gall

In autumn the larva empties a leaf bud at the root collar or the stem. The bud dries out, and the larva transforms it into a hibernaculum. After the hibernation, there the pupation takes place.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Medicago arborea, falcata, lupulina, sativa, x varia.

See note below.

synonyms

Apion, Legaricapion, Pseudotrichapion, pisi.

notes

According to Buhr and Dauphin & Aniotsbehere this species also lives on Onobrychis viciifolia. However, the specialist authors Dieckmann and Rheinheimer & Hassler stress that Medicago is the only host plant genus.

references

Alonzo Zarazaga (1981a), Buhr (1964a, 1965a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1990a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Podlussány (1986a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

mod 15.v.2019