Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agonoscena targionii

Agonoscena targionii (Lichtenstein, 1874)

on Pistacia

Agonoscena targionii: larvae

middle and late stage larvae (from Luker, 2015a)


leaves disfigured, leaf margin rolled inwards. Mainly in the leaf roll, but also elsewhere at the leaf underside, many nymphs covered by much white wax-wool. According to Seljak (2020a) this species is not cecidogenic; galls attributed to this species would be induced by Megagonoscena gallicola.

host plants

Anacardiaceae, monophagous

Pistacia atlantica, khinjuk, lentiscus, terebinthus, vera.

P. lentiscus certainly is the main host plant.


Anagnou–Veroniki, Papaioannou–Souliotis, Karanastasi & Giannopolitis (2008a), den Bieman, Malenovský, Burckhardt & Heijerman (2019a), Conci, Rapisarda & Tamanini (1992a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Halperin, Hodkinson, Russell & Berlinger (1982a), Hodkinson (2009a), Hodkinson & Hollis (1981a), Houard (1909a), Luker (2015a), Mehrnejad (2010a), Seljak (2006a, 2020a), Spodek, Burckhardt & Freidberg (2017a), Traveset (1994a).

Last modified 24.v.2020