Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phyllostroma myrtilli

Phyllostroma myrtilli (Kaltenbach, 1874)

heather cushion scale

on Vaccinium


Scales at the undersides of the leves. The females are yellowish brown, oval, 3 mm long; they form a white, up to 5 mm long ovisac.

host plants

Ericaceae, monophagous

Vaccinium myrtillus, vitis-idaea.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Ćwierzyk & Dziedzicka (1987a), Gavrilov (2010a), Hellrigl (2004a), Jansen (1999b), Malumphy, Ostrauskas & Pye (2010a), Schmutterer & Hoffmann (2003a).

Last modified 4.iii.2020