Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chermes taxi

Chermes taxi Buckton, 1886

on Taxus

Chermes taxi: gall on Taxus baccata

Taxus baccata, gall (from Buckton, 1886a)


The individual galls are juicy, the wall consists of alternating layers of bright green and pink woody material.

host plants

Taxus baccata.


Adelges taxi.


The interpretation of this species is a mystery. The species is not mentioned in Blackman & Eastop, the Aphid Species File, or ScaleNet (2018). Although described from the UK, it seems never to have been found again.


Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1908a).

Last modified 28.vii.2018