Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Leipothrix dipsacivagus

Leipothrix dipsacivagus Petanović & Rector 2007

on Dipsacus

cf Leipothrix dipsacivagus on Dipsacus fullonum

Dipsacus fullonum, Stein (L.), 10.viii.2021 © John Leclaire; the malformation has not been checked for mites, identification provisional!

cf Leipothrix dipsacivagus on Dipsacus fullonum



the mites live as epiphyllous and hypophyllous vagrants. At higher densities russeting and malformation of the leaves occur, shortening of the internodes, witches’ broom formation and malformation of the flower heads.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, monophagous

Dipsacus fullonum, laciniatus.


Pećinar, Stevanović, Rector & Petanović (2011a), Petanović & Rector (2007a), Rector & Petanović (2012a), Stoeva, Rector & Harizanova (2008a).

Last modified 7.ix.2021