Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cecidophyopsis malpighianus

Cecidophyopsis malpighianus (Canestrini & Massalongo, 1893)

on Laurus

Cecidophyopsis malpighianus on Laurus nobilis

Laurus nobilis, Britain, Essex, Colchester 14.ix.2017 © Maria Fremlin. “Both in Colchester and in the north of Portugal a quite common species”!

Cecidophyopsis malpighianus

Laurus novocanariensis, Canary Island, la Gomera, 15.ii.2020 © Sébastien Carbonelle

Cecidophyopsis malpighianus gall

gall (from Houard, 1908a)


the terminal flower buds are swollen to op to ten times their normal size; fresh they are creamy-white.The gall is covered by long, acute, light-brown hairs.


Lauraceae, monophagous

Laurus novocanariensis, nobilis.


Eriophyes malpighianus.


Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Davis, Flechtmann, Boczek & Barké (1982a), Houard (1908a), Marinković, Chetverikov, Cvrković, ao (2019a), Nuzzaci & Vovlas (1977a), Ostojá-Starzewski (2008a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a) Spooner (1988c), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

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