Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Wachtliella persicariae

Wachtliella persicariae (Linnaeus, 1767)

on Bistorta, Persicaria

Wachtliella persicariae on Persicaria spec.

Persicaria spec., Romania, Hunedoara county, Bretea Mureșană, 21.viii.2019 © Alex Pintilioaie

Wachtliella persicariae on Persicaria spec.

transverse section

Wachtliella persicariae galls

Persicaria amphibia, Belgium, prov. Namur, Gembloux: heavy infestation © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Wachtliella persicariae gall

light infestation

Wachtliella persicariae gall with larvae

larvae in the gall

Persicaria amphibia, Amstelveen, Schinkelbos: transverse section

larva; at right a cocoon

Wachtliella persicariae: gall on Persicaria maculosa

Persicaria maculosa, Zalk © Arnold Grosscurt

Wachtliella persicariae: pupae in cocoons

pupae in cocoons


A gall contains several white-orange larvae that pupate there in a white cocoon. Several generations per year.

host plants

Polygonaceae, oligophagous

Bistorta officinalis, vvipara; Persicaria amphibia, hydropiper, lapathifolia, maculosa.

According to Buhr rarely also on Fallopia dumetorum and even Polygonum aviculare.


Wachtliella persicariae: spatula

prosternum with spatula (from Möhn, 1955a)


Perrisia persicariae.


Béguinot (2001c, 2002h, 2012a), Bellmann (2012a), Bruun (2015a), Buhr (1965a), Chinery (2011a), Cogolludo (1921a), Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Deckert & Deckert (2016a), Gagné (2010a), Groom (2011a), Houard (1908a), Koops (2013a), Lambinon, Carbonnelle & Claerebout (2015a), Lambinon, Schneider & Feitz (2001b), Lehmann & Flügel (2012a), Lehmann & Hannover (2016a), Mirumian (2011a), O’Connor (2005a), O’Connor & Wistow (1999a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Schneider (2016a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a, 2007a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1999a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Buhr (2013a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Carbonnelle (2017a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Sylvén (1983a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

Last modified 11.ix.2019