Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Loborhynchapion amethystinum

Loborhynchapion amethystinum (Miller, 1857)

on Astragalus


In most host plants the larvae live in the seeds, within a pod. However, in Astragalus monspessulanus they live in the pith of a galled, swollen apical part of a stem.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Astragalus australis, austriacus, buchtormensis, cicer, danicus, glycyphyllos, monspessulanus, onobrychis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Apion, Mesotrichapion, amethystinum.


Buhr (1965a), Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1990a), Giusto & Germann (2015a), Podlussány (1986a), Stejskal (2004b), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 6.ix.2020