Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hypera postica

Hypera postica (Gyllenhal, 1813)

alfalfa weevil, lucerne weevil

on Medicago, etc.

parasite

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

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Astragalus; Galega officinalis; Lathyrus odoratus; Lotus corniculatus; Lupinus; Medicago disciformis, falcata, glomerata, sativa, scutellata, x varia; Melilotus; Onobrychis; Trifolium; Vicia.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva

Green, black pinacula; see Dieckmann, Skuhrovec (2005b).

synonyms

Phytonomus posticus; Ph. variabilis (Herbst, 1795).

parasitoids, predators

Dibrachoides dynastes; Necremnus leucarthros; Peridesmia discus.

references

Askew, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2001a), Balalaikins (2012b), Bouček (1959a), Compte (1981a), Dieckmann (198b), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Quinton (1959a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Skuhrovec (2005a,b), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 18.vi.2022