Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhinocola aceris

Rhinocola aceris (Linnaeus, 1758)

on Acer

Rhinocola aceris: larvae on Acer pseudoplatanus

Acer pseudoplatanus, France, Paris, © Pierre Duhem


The species hibernates as young larva in a leaf bud. In the course of the bud burst they move to the underside of the leaves; around early May the have turned adults. Univoltine.

host plants

Sapindaceae, monophagous

Acer campestre, platanoides, pseudoplatanus, tataricum.

Mainly A. campestre.
During high summer the adults pas through a resting stage. They then swarm to different plants, but do not feed on them.


Baugnée (2003c), den Bieman, Malenovský, Burckhardt & Heijerman (2019a), Burckhardt (1983a, 2002a, 2008a), Hellrigl (2004a), Hodkinson (2009a), Jerinić-Prodanović (2010a), Kanturski & Drohojowska (2013a), Lauterer (2011a), Malenovský, Baňař & Kment (2011a), Malenkovský & Lauterer (2012a), Ossiannilsson (1992a), Ouvrard, Burckhardt & Cocquempot (2015a), Rapisarda, Weigand, Braun & Eickermann (2022a), Roskam (2019a), Seljak (2020a), White & Hodkinson (1982a).

Last modified 11.viii.2022