Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhizococcus devoniensis

Rhizococcus devoniensis (Green, 1896)

on Erica, Ulex

Acanthococcus devoniensis on Erica tetralix

Erica tetralix, Denmark © Hans Henrik Bruun

gall

larvae or full grown females are attached to a young shoot, causing it to grow in a sharp bend encircling the scale; in the neighbourhood of the suction damage the leaves form a dense bunch.

host plants

polyphagous

Achillea, Artemisia, Calluna vulgaris; Cichorium intybus; Dianthus; Elytrigia repens; Erica arborea, cinerea, multiflora, tetralix; Erodium; Ilex; Lavandula; Rhaponticum repens; Salvia; Santolina; Sarcocornia fruticosa; Taraxacum; Thymelaea; Thymus; Ulex europaeus, parviflorus subsp. funkii; Vaccinium; Veronica multifida.

synonyms

Acanthococcus, Eriococcus devoniensis.

references

Ben-Dov Y & Sánchez-García (2015a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Jansen (1999b), Kozár, Kaydan, Konczné Benedicty & Szita (2013a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a).

Last modified 14.iii.2020