Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tychius capucinus

Tychius capucinus Boheman, 1843

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, ornithopodioides.

larvae and pupae

detailed description in Skuhrovec, Gosik & Caldara.


Alonso Zarazaga (1983a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Skuhrovec, Gosik & Caldara (2014a).

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