Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rectinasus buxtoni

Rectinasus buxtoni Theobald, 1914

on Pistacia, primary host plant


Galls spindle-shaped sacs, 3-5 cm long and red in colour when mature, at or near the base of the main vein of a leaflet. Alatae leave the gall in September through small longitudinal slits in the basal half.

host plants

Anacardiaceae, monophagous

Pistacia khinjuk, terebinthus subsp. palaestina.

polyphagous on secondary host plants


Apterae 2-3 mm, pale yellow; at the roots.

host plants

Artemisia; Centaurea; Chondrilla; Citrus; Gossypium; Helichrysum stoechas; Orobanche; Papaver; Scorzonera; Silybum; Xanthium.

Also on unspecified Poaceae.

distribution within Europe

The primary hostplants occur only in the Middle East. In the Mediterranean region the species lives permanently on the secondary hostplants.


Álvarez, Molist, González-Sierra ao (1014a), Blackman & Eastop (2018), Mifsud, Mangion, Azzopardi ao (2011a), Nieto Nafría & de Benito Dorrego (1976a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, Binazzi & Pérez Hidalgo (2002a).

Last modified 25.xii.2018