Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aplonyx chenopodii

Aplonyx chenopodii Stefani-Perez, 1908

on Atriplex, Chenopodium


multilocular, fusiform swelling of the stem, up to 1 cm in diameter; each cell with one orange-yellow to red larva. The larva hibernates in the gal in a silken cocoon, and pupates there in spring.


Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Atriplex patula; Chenopodium album.


Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1908a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1999a, 2021a: 47), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Massa (2007a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

Last modified 13.ix.2021