Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Prociphilus xylostei

Prociphilus xylostei (DeGeer, 1773)

on Lonicera, primary host plant

Prociphilus xylostei galling Lonicera xylosteum

Lonicera xylosteum, Belgium, prov. Hainaut, Chimay, Lompret © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Prociphilus xylostei galling Lonicera xylosteum

another specimen


the spring generation causes an almost tubelike downwards inrolling and yellow-mottling of the leaves. Later the aphids disperse over the branches where they are conspicuous because of their enormous white-woolly wax production.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, narrowly monophagous

Lonicera alpigena, tatarica, xylosteum.

on ? Abies, Picea, Pseudotsuga, secondary host plants


Apterae 0.5-3 mm, pale, on thin mycorrhizal root ends. Some populations live permanently on the secondary host plant. Not attended by ants.

host plants

Pinaceae, oligophagous

? Abies; Picea abies, glauca, sitchensis; Pseudotsuga menziesii.


Pemphigus, Stagona, xylostei.


Mentioned by Osiadacz & Wojciechowski also from Geranium phaeum; no further details.


Albrecht (2015a, 2017a), Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Béguinot (2003a, 2012a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1964b), Carter & Danielsson (1993a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Durak, Durak & Borowiak-Sobkowiak (0000a, 2011a), Heie (1980a), Hellrigl (2004a), Houard (1909a), Kollár (2007a), Lambinon & Romain (2009a), Lambinon & Schneider (2004a), Lampel (1988a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Lehmann & Flügel (2012a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Petrović (1998a), Redfern & Shirley (2011), Roskam (2009a), Tambs-Lyche & Heie (1994a), Tomasi (2014a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

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