Tychius argentatus Chevrolat, 1859

on Lotus


the larve feed within the pod on the developing seeds; this may cause some galling of the pods. Pupation in the soil.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Lotus creticus, edulis, ornithopodioides, tenuis.

larvae and pupae

detailed description in Skuhrovec ao.


Benedikt, Borovec, Fremuth ao (2010a), Buhr (1964a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1909a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Skuhrovec, Gosik & Caldara (2014a).

mod 16.v.2019