Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cupido minimus

Cupido minimus (Fuessly, 1775)

little blue

on Anthyllis, etc,

Cupido minimus on Astragalus glycyphyllos

Astragalus glycyphyllos, Belgium, prov, Namur, Doische, Niverlée, RN Coupu Tienne © Stéphane Claerebout: larva feeding

Cupido minimus on Astragalus glycyphyllos

the young larva with its miniature mine


The young larva makes a miniature fleck mine; later free on the leaves and ppds.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Anthyllis vulneraria; Astragalus alpinus, australis, cicer, glycyphyllos, penduliflorus; Colutea arborescens; Coronilla juncea, minina; Medicago; Melilotus; Onobrychis supina; Oxytropis campestris, jacquinii.


Baquero, Moraza, Ariño & Jordana (2011a), Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Lepiforum (2021), Vegliante & Zilli (2007a) .

Last modified 14.v.2021