Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hypera postica

Hypera postica (Gyllenhal, 1813)

alfalfa weevil, lucerne weevil

on Medicago, etc.


Larvae free on the leaves; pupation in a cocoon, made out of secretion, among the leaves.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Astragalus; Galega; Lathyrus; Lotus; Lupinus; Medicago; Melilotus; Onobrychis; Trifolium; Vicia.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

Last modified 4.v.2020