Rhyncaphytoptus ficifoliae Keifer, 1940

on Ficus

Rhyncaphytoptus ficifoliae

mite, lateral (from Keifer, 1939b)


the mites are vagrants at the underside of the leaves. At high densities a mosaic of yellowish discolourations, and malformation of the leaf may occur.

host plants

Moraceae, monophagous

Ficus carica.

The discovery by Petanović on Medicago sativa is puzzling.


Denizhan, Monfreda, de Lillo & Çobanoğlu (2015a), Geçer & Denizhan (2015a), Jočić & Petanović (2012a), Keifer (1939b), de Lillo (1998b), Petanović (1986b), Petanović & Stanković (1999a).

mod 27.ix.2019