Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Helosiphon eryngii

Helosiphon eryngii Leclant, 1969

on Eryngium


Apterae 1-2 mm, yellow to grey-green orange with dark appendages, sometimes with a reddish area anterior to the siphunculi. At bases of petioles and at stem bases, attended by ants

host plants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Eryngium campestre.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Blackman & Eastop (2018), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1983a), Mier Durante, Seco Fernández & Nieto Nafría (1989a), Nieto Nafria & Mier Durante (1982a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a).

Last modified 31.i.2019