Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Prociphilus bumeliae

Prociphilus bumeliae (Schrank, 1801)

on Fraxinus, (Ligustrum, Syringa), primary host plants

Prociphilus bumeliae on Fraxinus excelsior

Fraxinus excelsior, Hungary, Budapest, Hűvösvölgy, © László Érsek

Prociphilus bumeliae on Fraxinus excelsior

also on the branches

Prociphilus bumeliae: larvae


Prociphilus bumeliae on Fraxinus ornus

Fraxinus ornus, Hungary, Budapest, 28.iv.2016 © László Érsek

Fraxinus ornus, Hungary, Budapest, 3.v.2019 © László Érsek

Prociphilus bumeliae: aptera


Prociphilus bumeliae: aptera

aptera, after part of the wax wol has been removed

Prociphilus bumeliae: aptera


Prociphilus bumeliae: alata



According to, among others, Blackman & Eastop and Influential Points, this species can be distinguished only by by microscopic observation of the alatae from Prociphilus fraxini. However, Börner & Heinze state that bumeliae can “easily” be distinguished from fraxini because the latter produces much less wax wool. Also, the fundatrices of bumeliae start sucking already before bud burst, on the old wood. This results in much less strong development of leaf nests.

host plants

near monophagous

Fraxinus angustifolia, excelsior, mandshurica, pennsylvanica.

sometimes soms Ligustrum vulgare; Syringa vulgaris.

on Abies, secondary host plants


In summer the aphids migrate to the roots

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Abies alba, veitchii.


Anthocoris amplicollis.


Albrecht (2015a, 2017a), Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Béguinot (2000b, 2002d,h), Blackman & Eastop (2017); Börner & Franz (1956a), Börner & Heinze (1957a), Buhr (1964b), Burton, Ellis & Schneider (2022a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Heie (1980a), Heikinheimo (1997a), Influential Points (2017), Kollár (2011a), Krzywiec (1982a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Petrović (1998a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Roskam (2009a), Szelegiewicz (1982b), Tomasi (2014a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 26.iv.2023