Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tychius pumilus

Tychius pumilus Brisout de Barneville, 1862

on Trifolium


the larve feed within the pod on the developing seeds; this may cause some galling of the pods. A larva needs only one seed for its development. Pupation in the soil.


Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous

Trifolium arvense, dubium.


Behne (1987a), Dieckmann (1962a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

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