Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Loborhynchapion obtusum

Loborhynchapion obtusum (Desbrochers des Loges, 1866)

on Oxytropis

Loborhynchapion obtusum on Oxytropis helvetica

path to Lago Verde, Prali, Torino, Italia © Marco Grandis

Loborhynchapion obtusum on Oxytropis helvetica



The biology of the larvae in unknown. However, it is not unreasonable to assume that the galled flower buds depicted above are caused by this species, that already had been associated with this plant anteriorly.

host plants

Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous

Oxytropis helvetica.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Ehret (1990a), Giusto & Germann (2015a).

Last modified 30.viii.2023