Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhyncaphytoptus ficifoliae

Rhyncaphytoptus ficifoliae Keifer, 1940

on Ficus

Rhyncaphytoptus ficifoliae

mite, lateral (from Keifer, 1939b)


the mites are vagrants at the underside of the leaves. At high densities a mosaic of yellowish discolourations, and malformation of the leaf may occur.

host plants

Moraceae, monophagous

Ficus carica.

The discovery by Petanović on Medicago sativa is puzzling.


Carmona (1992a), Denizhan, Monfreda, de Lillo & Çobanoğlu (2015a), Geçer & Denizhan (2015a), Jočić & Petanović (2012a), Keifer (1939b), de Lillo (1998b), Petanović (1986b), Petanović & Stanković (1999a).

Last modified 27.viii.2020