Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tychius cuprifer

Tychius cuprifer (Panzer, 1799)

on Trifolium


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

Trifolium arvense, repens, pratense, stellatum.

The citation by Anderson & Howden, Avgın & Colonnelli of Genista monspessulana, Teline does not seem probable.


Microtrogus cuprifer.


Anderson & Howden (1994a), Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Benedikt, Borovec, Fremuth ao (2010a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Compte (1981a), Dieckmann (1988a), Germann (2019a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 21.x.2020