Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhopalosiphoninus staphyleae

Rhopalosiphoninus staphyleae (Koch, 1854)

on Staphylea

Rhopalosiphoninus staphyleae on Staphylaea pinnata

Staphylaea pinnata, Hungary, Budapest, 7.vi.2021 © László Érsek

Rhopalosiphoninus staphyleae on Staphylaea pinnata

colony

Rhopalosiphoninus staphyleae on Staphylaea pinnata

apterae and larva

Rhopalosiphoninus staphyleae on Staphylaea pinnata

aptera

Rhopalosiphoninus staphyleae on Staphylaea pinnata

another specimen

Rhopalosiphoninus staphyleae on Staphylaea pinnata

siphunculi

Rhopalosiphoninus staphyleae on Staphylaea pinnata

alate

Rhopalosiphoninus staphyleae on Staphylaea pinnata

detail with siphunculus

gall

leaves are curled and mottled pale yellow. Apterae in spring measure 2-3 mm, they are yellowish white or pale yellow with a translucent whitish spot on anterior part of dorsal abdomen. In summer part of the populations migrate to secondary hostplants, but others remain in place. These animals are much darker, dark olive green or brownish with very dark green or black dorsal markings.

primary host plants

Staphyleaceae, monophagous

Staphylea colchica, pinnata.


secondary host plants

strongly polyphagous, even grasses and woody plants

Anemone; Anthericum; Capsella; Cardamine; Crocus; Hemerocallis; Lamium; Oxalis; Tulipa; Vinca.

synonyms

Myzosiphon staphyleae.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2014), Buhr (1965a), Heie (1994a), Lamplel & Meier (207a), Petrović (1998a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Roskam (2009a), Tomasi (2014a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

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