Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Novophytoptus luzulis

Novophytoptus luzulis Chetverikov, 2015

on Luzula


Mites live under the leaf epidermis in spaces of mesophyll where they feed on parenchymatous cells. Such feeding putatively causes necrosis of tissues, resulting in a light brown colour of the infested leaf area.

host plants

Juncaceae, monophagous

Luzula pilosa.


Chetverikov (2015a).

Last modified 15.ix.2019