Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tychius parallelus

Tychius parallelus (Panzer, 1794)

on Cytisus, Genista

Tychius parallelus on Cytisus scoparius

Cytisus scoparius, Denemarken © Simon Haarder

Tychius parallelus on Cytisus scoparius: opened pod

opened pod


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

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Cytisus austriacus, ruthenicus, scoparius; Genista sagittalis, tinctoria.

larvae and pupae

detailed description in Skuhrovec, Gosik & Caldara.


Tychius venustus auct. nec (Fabricius, 1781).


Buhr (1965a), Compte (1981a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dieckmann (1988a), Houard (1909a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Sanz Benito, García-Ocejo Izquierdo & de los Mozos Pascua (1996a), Skuhrovec, Gosik & Caldara (2014a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 27.ix.2020