Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphalara avicularis

Aphalara avicularis Ossiannilsson, 1981

on Polygonum


Larvae mainly in the leaf sheaths and in the very tip of the shoots. They can induce small, sometimes discoloured bumps at the upper side of a leaf, with in the corresponding underside depression a flattened larva. Probably univoltine. Hibernation as imago in conifers.

host plants

Polygonaceae, monophagous

Polygonum arenastrum, aviculare, rurivagum.


Baugnée, Burckhardt & Fassotte (2002a), den Bieman, Malenovský, Burckhardt & Heijerman (2019a), Burckhardt (1983a, 2002a), Burckhardt & Freuler (2000a), Burckhardt & Lauterer (1997a), Conci, Rapisarda & Tamanini (1992a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Hellrigl (2004a), Hodkinson (1889a, 2009a), Lauterer (1982a), Lauterer & Malenovský (2002a), Malenovský, Baňař & Kment (2011a), Malenkovský & Lauterer (2012a), Ossiannilsson (1992a), Seljak (2006a, 2020a).

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