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 of Genista monspessulana does not seem probable.


Anderson & Howden (1994a), Benedikt, Borovec, Fremuth ao (2010a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Dieckmann (1988a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a)

mod 25.v.2019