Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Moritziella corticalis

Moritziella corticalis (Kaltenbach, 1867)

on Quercus


the aphids, firmly attached to the bark of one year old branches, can cause black spots of dead bark, cankerous malformations and branch dieback. The mouthparts penetrate as deep as the xylem, that locally develops brown spots. The aphids, less than a mm, are yellow, green or brown, pear-shaped (broadest anteriorly) and bear several rows of dark brown pustules. Eggs in groups on the bark and in fissures.


Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus petraea, robur.


Phylloxera corticalis.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Barson & Carter (1972a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Börner & Heinze (1957a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a)

Last modified 18.xii.2019