Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melanaphis elizabethae

Melanaphis elizabethae (Ossiannilsson, 1967)

on Phragmites

parasite

Apterae 2-3 mm, dark brown, with a light dusting of wax; under the leaves, but mainly in the inflorescence, well concealed by their cryptic colour.

hostplants

Poaceae, monophagous

Phragmites australis.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1986a [“M. elisabethae“]).

Last modified 5.xi.2017