Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stigmaeopsis nanjingensis

Stigmaeopsis nanjingensis (Ma & Yuan, 1980)

on bamboo

Stigmaeopsis nanjingensis: leaf spots on Phyllostachys aureosulcata

Phyllostachys aureosulcata, Hungary, Budapest, arboretum, 9.v.2018 © László Érsek

Stigmaeopsis nanjingensis: leaf spots on Phyllostachys aureosulcata

detail

Stigmaeopsis nanjingensis: leaf spots on Phyllostachys aureosulcata

underside of a leaf with webbings

Stigmaeopsis nanjingensis on  Phyllostachys aureosulcata

10.iii.2020, mites and eggs below their webbings

Stigmaeopsis nanjingensis on  Phyllostachys aureosulcata

webbings removed

Stigmaeopsis nanjingensis on  Phyllostachys aureosulcata

mites

parasite

Colonies of mites live below a circular webbing that becomes denser with the age of the colony. The mites are sub-social: the colony is defended against predatory mites and there is a communal latrine. The upper side of the leaves develops rounded or oval spots.

host plants

Poaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Phyllostachys aureosulcata, edulis, nigra; Pseudosasa japonica.

references

Gerdeman & Tanigoshi (2004a), Pellizzari & Duso (2009a).

Last modified 12.iii.2020