Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphanisticus pygmaeus

Aphanisticus pygmaeus Lucas, 1846


In all probability a culm borer. The oviposition point is covered with a black drop of dried secretion.


Hering (1957a) associates the species with “Agropyron” ; other authors hesitate about Juncus acutus and Scirpus holoschoenus.

distribution within Europe

Southern Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2011).


Hering (1957a), Schaefer (1949a), Théry (1942a), Verdugo Páez (2002a).

Last modified 18.ii.2021