Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Myzus dianthicola

Myzus dianthicola Hille Ris Lambers, 1966

on Dianthus

parasite

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

hostplants

Caryophyllaceae, narrowly monophagous

Dianthus caryophyllus.

references

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

Last modified 11.xii.2017