Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Colopha hispanica

Colopha hispanica Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante, 1987

on Scirpoides


Apterae 1-3 mm, dirty yellowish grey to very pale greyish brown covered with white wax powder. The adult apterae live in the inflorescence, but the larvae develop at the inside of the stems, almost immobile, each one completely covered by a cap of wax.


Cyperaceae, monophagous

Scirpoides holoschoenus.


Blackman & Eastop (2018), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, Binazzi & Pérez Hidalgo (2002a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998c).

Last modified 31.i.2019