Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Myzus dianthicola

Myzus dianthicola Hille Ris Lambers, 1966

on Dianthus


Apterae 1-2 mm, deep yellow‑green, causing white or yellow spots or blotches on the leaves. Mostly in greenhouses. Closely resembling M. persicae, but distinguishable from that species by the reaction of the host plant


Caryophyllaceae, narrowly monophagous

Dianthus caryophyllus.


Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1972a, 1994a).

Last modified 11.xii.2017