Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melanaphis luzulella

Melanaphis luzulella (Hille Ris Lambers, 1947)

on Luzula


Apterae 1-2 mm, dark green, almost black; at the upperside of the basal part of the lower leaves, that especially under dry condition rolled inward, completely concealing the aphids; they are intensely visited by ants.


Juncaceae, monophagous

Luzula campestris, sylvatica.


Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1996a), Prior (1971a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1984a).

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