Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tetraneura africana

Tetraneura africana van der Goot, 1912

on grass roots


Apterae 2-3.5 mm, buff‑coloured to pale brownish with a dark brown head and prothorax, often bluish due to waxy bloom, and with whitish wax secreted posteriorly. In root‑feeding colonies.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Calamagrostis epigeios; Cynodon dactylon; Phragmites australis’ Sorghum halepense.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2018), Krzywiec (1982a), Nieto Nafría & de Benito Dorrego (1976a), Walczak, Borowiak-Sobkowiak & Wilkaniec (2017a).

Last modified 26.xii.2018