Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Protrama ranunculi

Protrama ranunculi (del Guercio, 1909)

on Ranunculus

Protrama ranunculi on Ranunculus acris

Ranunculus acris, Belgium, prov. Namur, Couvin, Aublain, vii.2023 © Sébastien Carbonelle

Protrama ranunculi  on Ranunculus acris

another specimen

Protrama ranunculi  on Ranunculus acris



Apterae live permanently at the roots; no host alternation. They are dirty white to brownish green, with variable dark dorsal cross-bars. Attended by ants.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, ? monophagous

Ranunculus acris, bulbosus, repens, velutinus.

According to Börner & Franz also at the roots of Artemisia campestris, vulgaris.


Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Heie (1995a), Hellrigl (2004a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Nieto Nafría, Mier Durante, Binazzi & Pérez Hidalgo (2002a), Piron (2021c), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 10.viii.2023