Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bembecia astragali

Bembecia astragali (de Joannis, 1909)

on Astragalus, Colutea, Erophaca


The larva bores in the roots.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Astragalus glycyphyllos, monspessulanus; Colutea arborescens; Erophaca baetica.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


PESI (2018) treats astragali a an invalid synonym of B. sirphiformis. This is no longer correct.


Bartsch (2012a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2014c).

Last modified 11.viii.2018