Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Xerobion eriosomatinum

Xerobion eriosomatinum Nevsky, 1928

on Bassia


Apterae 1-2 mm, dark brown to dark greenish brown, irregularly dusted with bluish white wax; dark spots before and after the cone-shaped siphunculi; causa short, triangular. Ant-attended. The colonies are conspicuous because of the large quantity of bluish grey wax wool.

host plants

Amaranthaceae, monophagous

Bassia prostrata, scoparia.


Blackman & Eastop (2017), Jörgl & Lampel (1988a), Kadyrbekov (2014a), Mier Durante, Seco Fernández & Nieto Nafría (1989a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, García Prieto & Pérez Hidalgo (2005a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a).

Last modified 1.ii.2019