Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Xylococcus filiferus

Xylococcus filiferus Löw, 1883

on Tilia

Xylococcus filiferus on Tilia

infection of a Tilia-branch (from Löw).


The adult females are pear-shaped and lack feet, eyes and antennae. They lay embedded in the bark, mostly in the axil of a branch. Posteriorly they bear a long, wavy, hollow thread-like appendage at the tip of which droplets of honeydew are exuded.

host plants

Malvaceae, monophagous

Tilia cordata.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Buhr (1965a), Hellrigl (2004a), Löw (1883a), Roskam (2019a), Schmutterer & Hoffmann (2003a), Soria, del Estal & Viñuela (1998a), Żak-Ogaza & Koteja (1964a).

Last modified 22.ii.2020