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.

host plants

narrowly polyphagous

“Agropyron” ; Cynodon dactylon; Juncus acutus; Scirpoides holoschoenus.

distribution within Europe

Southern Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2011).


Hering (1957a), Mifsud, Cassar & Bílý (2020a), Murria Beltrán & Murria Beltrán (2005a), Sakalian (2003a), Schaefer (1949a), Théry (1942a), Verdugo (2005a), Verdugo Páez (2000a, 2002a).

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