Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ovatus insitus

Ovatus insitus (Walker, 1849)

on Crataegus, Mespilus, etc., primary host plants


Apterae 2-3 mmm, greenish-white, similar to but paler than O. crataegarius, rather shiny. In spring colonies on undersides of young leaves.

host plants

Rosaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Crataegus monogyna; Mespilus germanica.

Rarely on Cydonia oblonga, Pyrus communis, Sorbus.

on Lycopus, secondary host plant


Apterae on Lycopus 1-2 mm, shining green or greenish white, with later generations in August becoming mottled brown with dark siphunculi; at stem base and underground parts.

host plants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Lycopus europaeus.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Heie (1994a), Müller & Horatschek (1980a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Petrović (1998a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Weis (1955a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 28.i.2019