Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Iziphya bufo

Iziphya bufo (Börner, 1940)

on Carex (etc.?)


Apterae 1-2 mm, lemon-shaped, basic colour (greenish) yellow,
with a broad black V-shaped spot on the metathorax and a similar inverted V connecting the siphunculi. Also the head is largely black.

host plants

Cyperaceae, ± monophagous

Carex arenaria, canescens, caryophyllea, colchica, nigra, praecox.

Incorrect or exceptional records concern Cyperus rotundus; Cynodon dactylon; Festuca valesiaca subsp. parviflora; Juncus compressus.


Iziphya austriaca Börner, 1950.


Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a) Heie (1983a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1998a), Osiadacz & Hałaj (2012a), Stroyan (1977a), Szelegiewicz (1982b), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 10.ii.2019