Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bryotropha figulella

Bryotropha figulella (Staudinger, 1859)

on Lotus

Bryotropha filgulella on Lotus creticus

silken tubes and (at right) cocoon (from Huertas-Dionisio, 2010a).


Larvae in sand-covered silken tubes that reach from in the soil over the plant until the young foliage; pupation in the soil.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Lotus creticus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


See Huertas Dionisio (2010a).


The biology of this species is exceptional: all other species of the genus Bryotropha feed on and live among mosses.


Huertas Dionisio (2007a, 2010a), Karsholt & Rutten (2005a).

Last modified 3.i.2020