Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chaetosiphella berlesei

Chaetosiphella berlesei (del Guercio, 1905)

on Poaceae

Chaetosiphella berlesei

from Wieczorek (201oa)


Apterae ± 2 mm, dark lead coloured, very lightly pruinose. In small, not ant-attended colonies on the upper surface of the leaves. Upon disturbance they drop to the ground.

Poaceae, oligophagous

Aira caryophyllea; Avenella flexuosa; Corynephorus canescens; Deschampsia cespitosa; Elytrigia repens; Festuca ovina, pallens, rubra, stricta subsp. trachyphylla.

Preference for plants in very dry situations.


Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1982a), Hille Ris Lambers (1939a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1984a), Wieczorek (201oa), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

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