Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dysaphis brancoi

Dysaphis brancoi (Börner, 1950)

on Malus, primary host plant


leaves in spring pouchlike rolled inwards, deeply purplish-red.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Malus domestica, sylvestris subsp. orientalis + praecox.

on Valeriana, secondary host plant


Apterae 2-3 mm, dark grey or yellowish-green grey, wax-powdered. They live at the basal part of the stems and on superficial roots; ant-attended

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, monophagous

Valeriana officinalis.


Jezabura brancoi.


Populations with longer hairs are considered a separate subspecies, viz. D. brancoi rogersoni (Stroyan, 1955); Heie gives a detailed description.


Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buga & Stekolshchikov (2012a), Buhr (1964b), Heie (1992a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Petrović (1998a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 10.vii.2019