Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liocleonus clathratus

Liocleonus clathratus (Olivier, 1807)

on Tamarix

Liocleonus clathratus: galls on Tamarix nilotica

Tamarix nilotica, galls (from Gerling ea)


Unilocular galls, reminding of barnacles, with an exit opening at the top; the galls are 2-3 cm large, the opening almost a cm. The galls occur in groups at the roots, stems and branches. Especially on thin roots and branches op to 20 cm large clumps can develop. Pupation in the gall.


Tamaricaceae, monophagous

Tamarix nilotica.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Gerling, Kugler & Lupo (1976a) .

Last modified 12.v.2020