Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphthona cyparissiae

Aphthona cyparissiae (Koch, 1803)

brown dot leafy spurge flea beetle

on Euphorbia


Larvae at the roots.

host plants

Euphorbiaceae, monophagous

Euphorbia cyparissias, esula & subsp. tommasiniana, helioscopia, nicaeensis, seguieriana

The beetles also on Euphorbia peplus.


Univoltine; the full grown larvae hibernate in the soil.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Bukejs (2009e), Pemberton & Johnson (1986a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Vig (1997a).

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