Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphalara polygoni

Aphalara polygoni Foerster, 1848

on Rumex


leaves disfigured, bumpy, with in the corresponding underside depressions a strongly flattened larva that is not encircled by a nimbus of wax threads. Bivoltine. Hibernation as adult on conifers.

host plants

Polygonaceae, narrowly monophagous

Rumex acetosella, acetosa, scutatus.

References to Persicaria or Polygonum mostly will concern Aphalara freji.


Aphalara rumicicola Klimaszsewski, 1966.


Baugnée, Burckhardt & Fassotte (2002a), den Bieman, Malenovský, Burckhardt & Heijerman (2019a), Buhr (1965a), Burckhardt (1983a, 2002a), Burckhardt & Freuler (2000a), Burckhardt & Lauterer (1997a), Conci, Rapisarda & Tamanini (1992a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Hellrigl (2004a), Hodkinson (1989a, 2009a), Hodkinson & White (1979a), Lauterer (1979a, 1982a, 1993a), Malenkovský & Lauterer (2012a), O’Connor & Malumphy (2011a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Seljak (2020a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a), White & Hodkinson (1982a).

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