Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Grapholita gemmiferana

Grapholita gemmiferana Treitschke, 1835

isle of wight piercer

on Lathyrus


Larvae hidden in de pod-like spun leaflets. ( Reports that the young larvae would live in the pods all refer, according to Hancock & Bland, to Cydia nigricana.)

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Lathyrus pannonicus, sylvestris.


Univoltine, hibernation as larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Body greenish to greyish white; head light brown; prothoracic and anal plates, and pinacula brown; see Krone, Swatschek.


Cydia, Grapholitha, Laspeyresia, gemmiferana.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Corley, Rosete, Romão ao (2015a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Huisman & Koster (1995a), Krone (1904a), van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman ao (1993a), Schüze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 20.ii.2020