Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phylloxera foae

Phylloxera foae (von Heyden, 1837)

on Quercus

gall

tiny (< 1 mm) orange-yellow aphids on the underside of a leaf; each causes a yellow necrotic spot at underside and upperside. Some animals deposit large numbers of shining yellow eggs in a double concentric circle.

hostplants

Fagaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Quercus petraea.

Rarely also other deciduous oaks.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2014), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Ripka (2011a).

Last modified 25.v.2018