Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Grapholita caecana

Grapholita caecana Schläger, 1847

sainfoin piercer

on Ononis, etc.

parasite

The larva bores downwards in the stems; the frass remains in the tunnel.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Medicago sativa; Onobrychis viciifolia; Ononis spinosa.

phenology

Univoltine; the larva hibernates in the stem.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body whitish, elongated; head ochraceous yellow to yellowish brown; see Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Cydia, Laspeyresia, caecana.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Requena i Miret (1998a), Schütze (1931a), Šumpich, Žemlička & Dvořák (2013a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 25.xi.2019