Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Forda riccobonii

Forda riccobonii (de Stefani, 1899)

on Pistacia, primary host plant

Forda riccobonii: galls on Pistacia atlantica

galls (from Houard, 1909a)

Forda formicaria: gall on Pistacia terebinthus

Pistacia terebinthus, Greece, Kos © Ben van As


There are two types of galls.The fundatrix lives in a small open gall at the top of a leaflet, generally the odd leaflet of the leaf. Her offspring lives in a semicircular upwards rolling of the leaf margin.

host plants

Anacardiaceae, nauw monofaag

Pistacia atlantica, terebinthus.

on Poaceae, secondary host plants


aphids on the roots of grasses.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Anisantha madritensis; Bothriochloa, Dichanthium.


Pemphigus riccobonii.


Blackman & Eastop (2014), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1909a), Inbar, Wink & Wool (2004a), Mifsud, Mangion, Azzopardi ao (2011a), Mifsud, Pérez Hidalgo & Barbagallo (2009a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, Binazzi & Pérez Hidalgo (2002a), Schimitschek (1939a), Wool & Kurzfeld-Zexer (2008a).

Last modified 25.xi.2020