Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphalara freji

Aphalara freji Burckhardt & Lauterer 1997

on Persicaria

Aphalara freji: galls on Persicaria hydropiper

Persicaria hydropiper, Zwolle-zuid, 25.viii.2020 © Arnold Grosscurt

Aphalara freji: opened gall

opened gall with larvae, silk and frass

Aphalara freji: larvae


Aphalara freji: imago


Aphalara freji gall on Persicaria maculosa

Persicaria maculosa, Zalk © Arnold Grosscurt


small, sometimes discoloured bump at the uppers ide of a leaf, with in the corresponding underside depression a flattened larva. Unilvoltine; hibernates as imago in conifers.

host plants

Polygonaceae, monophagous

Persicaria amphibia, dubia, hydropiper, lapathifolia, maculosa.


Aphalara polygoni auct. nec Förster.


Baugnée, Burckhardt & Fassotte (2002a), den Bieman, Malenovský, Burckhardt & Heijerman (2019a), Burckhardt (2002a), Burckhardt & Freuler (2000a), Burckhardt & Lauterer (1997a), Hodkinson (2009a), Jerinić-Prodanović (2010a), Malenkovský & Lauterer (2012a), Ossiannilsson (1992a [“A. polygoni”], Seljak (2006a, 2020a), Tomasi (2014a [“A. polygoni”]).

Last modified 11.x.2020