Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Patchiella reaumuri

Patchiella reaumuri (Kaltenbach, 1843)

lime leaf-nest, taro-root aphid

on Tilia, primary host plant

Patchiella reaumuri: gall on Tilia platyphyllos

Tilia platyphyllos, Loenen (Ge) © Arnold Grosscurt

Patchiella reaumuri: gall on Tilia platyphyllos

ant attendance

Patchiella reaumuri: fundatrix with larva

fundatrix surounded by young larvae

Patchiella reaumuri: fundatrix with larva


Patchiella reaumuri fundatrix

fundatrix ventral

Patchiella reaumuri: larvae

larvae, one already with wing pads

Patchiella reaumuri: colony with alatae

a week later; now a few alatae present

Patchiella reaumuri: alata



the end of young shoots, especially of suckers, spirally contorted; curled leaves in a compact leaf nest. Apart from the 4-5 mm large, almost globular, dark green fundatrix, all aphids are alatae. They are much visited by ants.

host plants

Malvaceae, monophagous

Tilia cordata, x europaea, platyphyllos & subsp. cordifolia, tomentosa.

on Arum, secondary host plant


apterae, 2-3 mm, whitish, with much wax, on the rhizomes.

host plants

Araceae, monophagous

Arum italicum, maculatum, orientale.


Schizoneura reaumuri.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Börner & Heinze (1957a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1909a), Lambinon & Schneider (2004a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, Binazzi & Pérez Hidalgo (2002a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Tomasi (2014a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 15.i.2019