Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tychius picirostris

Tychius picirostris (Fabricius, 1787)

clover seed weevil

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, narrowly monophagous

Trifolium arvense, hybridum, lupinaster, montanum, pallescens, pratense, repens, spadiceum.

larva, pupa.

See Urban.


Anderson & Howden (1994a), Dieckmann (1988a), Forbicioni, Abbazzi, Bellò ao (2019a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Urban (1914a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 25.x.2020