Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Schizaphis rotundiventris

Schizaphis rotundiventris (Signoret, 1860)

on Cyperus


Apterae 1-2 mm, dark green to almost black; on the leaves.


Cyperaceae, monophagous

Cyperus esculentus, longus, rotundus.

distribution within Europe



In the Middle East the species has a primary generation on Pyrus communis; the southern Europe the species lives continuously on the secondary host plant.


Blackman & Eastop (2018), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Pita & Ilharco (1997a) Suay Cano & González Funes (1998a) .

Last modified 6.iii.2018