Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acanthococcus insignis

Acanthococcus insignis (Newstead, 1891)

on grass-like plants


Scales on the leaves.

host plants


Agropyron cristatum; Agrostis capillaris, curtisii, rupestris; Andropogon; Anthoxanthum odoratum; Arrhenatherum elatius; Avenella flexuosa; Avenula pubescens; Brachypodium; Bromopsis inermis; Bromus hordeaceus; Calamagrostis arundinacea; Carex; Cynodon dactylon; Dactylis glomerata; Elytrigia repens; Festuca ovina, rubra; Holcus lanatus; Koeleria askoldensis; Luzula campestris; Nardus; Phalaris; Phleum phleoides, pratense; Poa; Schedonorus pratensis; Stipa.

Although Kozár ao state that the species lives on “grasses”, they include in tuer list of host plant a large number of dicotyledonous plants. Their role is not clear, and they are not included in the list above.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Acanthochermes, Anophococcus, Eriococcus, Rhizococcus, insignis.


Hellrigl (2004a), Jansen (1999b), Koteja & Żak-Ogaza (1966a), Kozár, Kaydan, Konczné Benedicty & Szita (2013a), Schmutterer & Hoffmann (2003a), Żak-Ogaza & Koteja (1964a).

Last modified 6.iii.2020