Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aulacorthum palustre

Aulacorthum palustre Hille Ris Lambers, 1947

on yellow composites

Aulacorthum palustre on Taraxacum spec.

Taraxacum spec., Belgium, prov. Haianut, Chimay, Lompret, 15.x.2017 © Sébastien Carbonelle; det. Bob Dransfield


Apterae 2-3 mm, pink or pale green, frequently with darker rust-coloured or green spots at bases of siphunculi. Immatures have cross-bands of wax powder. At the undersides of the leaves.


Asteraceae – Cichoreae, narrowly oligophagous

Crepis; Hypochaeris radicata; Scorzoneroides autumnalis; Taraxacum.


Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1994a), Hellrigl (2004a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Tambs-Lyche (1968a).

Last modified 10.viii.2023