Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Drepanosiphum dixoni

Drepanosiphum dixoni Hille Ris Lambers, 1971

on Acer


The alate viviparae are smaller (2-3 mm) than those of D. aceris that lives on the same host, and have a brown head and thoracic lobes. During high summer brachypterous forms occur. At the underside of low, shaded leaves.

host plants

Sapindaceae, narrowly monophagous

Acer campestre.

The record of A. pseudoplatanus by Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante probably represents an exceptional observation.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a, 2017a), Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1982a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1981a, 1998), Petrović (1998a), Stroyan (1977a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 27.iv.2023