Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mesotrichapion punctirostre

Mesotrichapion punctirostre (Gyllenhal, 1839)

on Astragalus


The larva develops in a flower bud; according to Houard this results in a malformed flower.

host plants

Fabacae, monophagous

Astragalus arenarius, austriacus, cicer, cornutus, danicus, glycyphyllos, onobrychis, sempervirens, sulcatus, varius.


Apion punctirostre; A. schmidti Bach, 1854; A. schmidti Miller, 1857.


Buhr (1964a), Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1990a), Houard (1909a), Podlussány (1986a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 6.ix.2020