Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Xerobion caspicae

Xerobion caspicae Bozhko, 1963

on Artemisia


Apterae 1-1.5 mm, dark green or blackish tinged with green, coated with greyish wax powder, with a rusty-coloured patch between siphunculi. On upper parts of stems and leaves.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Artemisia campestris subsp. glutinosa + variabilis, “caspica”.


Absinthaphis, Xerobion, brutii Barbagallo 1996; Xerobion georgii (Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría, 1991).


Blackman & Eastop (2018), García Prieto, Pérez Hidalgo, Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (2004a), Kadyrbekov (2014a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Pérez Hidalgo, Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (2007a).

Last modified 1.ii.2019