Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stenopterapion meliloti

Stenopterapion meliloti (Kirby, 1808)

on Melilotus


Several larvae or pupae in tunnels in the total length of the stem, also in the root collar. According to Houard this results in a strong greening of the flowers.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Melilotus albus, altissimus, dentatus, officinalis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Apion, Leptapion, meliloti.


Douglas, Bouchard, Anderson ao (2013a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1962a, 1977a), Ehret (1990a), Houard (1909a), Podlussány (1986a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 6.ix.2020