Hypera nigrirostris (Fabricius, 1775)

on Trifolium


oviposition at the base of a flowering stem. From there the larva works itself up as a borer, to finally feed on the developing flower parts.

host plants

Fabaceae, ? oligophagous

Trifolium alpestre, fragiferum, hybridum, incarnatum, medium, pratense, repens.

Also reported from Medicago x varia, and Ononis.


Phytonomus nigrirostris.


Buhr (1965a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a).

mod 24.vi.2019