Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melaphis rhois

Melaphis rhois (Fitch, 1866)

on Rhus, primary host plant

Melaphis rhois: gall on Rhus tyhpina

Rhus typhina (from Blackman & Eastop)


At the base of the midrib of a leaflet develops a large, often red-coloured bag-like gall. The gall is known from North America, not from Europe.


Anacardiaceae, monophagous

Rhus glabra, typhina.

on mosses, secondary host plants


The apterae resemble those of Pachypappella lactea in the comparable stage, that live on Picea roots.


Albrecht (2915a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Heie (1980a).

Last modified 21.iv.2020