Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhopalosiphoninus staphyleae

Rhopalosiphoninus staphyleae (Koch, 1854)

on Staphylea


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.


Myzosiphon staphyleae.


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).

Last modified 28.i.2019