Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eriophyes euphorbiae

Eriophyes euphorbiae (Nalepa, 1891)

on Euphorbia

cf Eriophyes euphorbiae: gall on Euphorbia spec.

Poland, Wysokie Bagno Bialowieza © Sébastien Carbonnelle


leaves twisted, sometimes also the plant itself too; leaf margins narrowly rolled in; higher leaves often bunched; flowers greened.


Euphorbiaceae, monophagous

Euphorbia amygdaloides, cyparissias, epithymoides, esula, peplus, palustris.


On Euphorbia live a number of Eriophyidae species and genera. The degree of the galling partly depends on the density of the mites on the plant. Without a microscopic study of the mites any identification must be considered tentative.


Béguinot (2012a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Denizhan (2011a), Denizhan, Monfreda, de Lillo & Çobanoğlu (2015a), Farkas (1965a), Houard (1909a), Petanović & Stanković (1999a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Ripka (2007a), Roskam (2009a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

Last modified 4.vii.2018