Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Thripsaphis brevicornis

Thripsaphis breviconis Ossiannilsson, 1953

on Carex


The ± 3 mm large apterae are torpedo shaped with short legs and very short antennae; the colour probably is yellowish with brown markings. The live in the leaf sheath, often under water.


Cyperaceae, monophagous

Carex elata, lasiocarpa.


Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1982a).

Last modified 27.x.2017