Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhyncaphytoptus cerrifoliae

Rhyncaphytoptus cerrifoliae Farkas, 1963

on Quercus


The mites live as vagrants at the underside of the leaf, mainly near the veins and in the vein axils;l the produce white wax and cause browning and bronzing of the leaf.

host plants

Fagaceae, narrowly monophagous

Quercus cerris.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Farkas (1963a, 1965a), Jočić & Petanović (2012a), Petanović & Stanković (1999a), Ripka (2007a, 2011b), Xue, Wang, Song & Hong (2009a).

Last modified 20.ix.2019