Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Idiopterus nephrolepidis

Idiopterus nephrolepidis Davis, 1909

on ferns


Aphids 1-2 mm, black, legs and siphunculi apically pale, antennae pale-ringed.

host plants

Pteridophyta, narrowly polyphagous

Adiantum capillus-veneris; Asplenium adiantum-nigrum, ceterach, hemionitis, ruta-muraria, scolopendrium, trichomanes; Blechnum; Cyrtomium falcatum; Davallia; Dryopteris; Onychium; Polypodium; Pteridium; Pteris.


Originally from South America, now almost cosmopolitan; north of the Alps limited to greenhouses.


Albrecht (2015a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1994a), Mifsud, Mangion, Azzopardi ao (2011a), Nieto Nafría, Carnero Hernández & Mier Durante (1977a), Steffan (1962a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998b), v.

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