Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Illinoia lambersi

Illinoia lambersi (MacGillivray, 1960)

rhododendron aphid

on Rhododendron

Illinoia lambersi: galls on Rhododendron cf ponticum

Rhododendron cf ponticum, France, dép. Finistère, Huelgoat, 2.vii.2021 © Pierre Duhem: malformed leaves

Illinoia lambersi:  aptera


Illinoia lambersi: aptera on Rhododendron spec.

Rhododendron spec., UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

Illinoia lambersi on Rhododendron ponticum

Rhododendron ponticum, Kasteel Staverden, 4.viii.2017 © Hans Jonkman


Aphids strongly variable in colour; siphunculi and cauda long, with characteristic shape.

host plants

Ericaceae, ± monophagous

Kalmia latifolia; Rhododendron indicum, japonicum, luteum, molle, ponticum.

Seen in the UK on holly, Ilex aquifolium! Pirion recorded Daboecia cantabrica.


Tupiocoris rhododendri.


Originally a north-American species.


Blackman & Eastop (2017), Eklo & Hofsvang (2008a), Franquinho Aguiar & Ilharco (2001a), Heie (1995a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Piron (2017a), Seljak (2013a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 27.xii.2021