Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Macrosiphoniella helichrysi

Macrosiphoniella helichrysi Remaudière, 1952

on Helichrysum


Apterae 1-3 mm, grey with black appendages, the body covered in wax powder except for a shiny black central dorsal abdominal patch and spots anterior to bases of siphunculi; on shoot apices and in flowerheads.


Asteraceae, monophagous

Helichrysum italicum & subsp. serotinum, stoechas.

distribution within Europe

Southern Europe.


Aguirre-Segura, Pascual & Cueto (1993a), Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2018), Meliá Masiá (1986a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1983a), Seco & Mier (1986a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998b).

Last modified 2.iv.2018