Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Schizaphis pyri

Schizaphis pyri Shaposhnikov, 1952

on Pyrus, primary host plant


Apterae 1-2 mm green, often with darker green longitudinal stripe, and dark siphunculi and cauda. In spring colonies feeding on upper sides of leaves and folding them longitudinally in half, with the underside turned outward, to form a pod-shaped gall.


Rsaceae, monophagous

Pyrus communis.

on Carex, Cyperus, secondary host plants


Apterae 1.5-2 mm, pale to dusky green with black antennae and siphunculi, and a dark cauda. They live singly on the undersides of the leaves.


Cyperaceae, oligophagous

Carex; Cyperus longus.


Blackman & Eastop (2018), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a).

Last modified 31.i.2018