Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Calophya rhois

Calophya rhois (Löw, 1877)

on Cotinus

Calophya rhois: gall on Cotinus coggygria

Cotinus coggygria, Hungary, Budapest, arboretum, 24.iv.2017 © László Érsek

Calophya rhois: gall on Cotinus coggygria

galled leaf, underside

Calophya rhois: gall on Cotinus coggygria

some larvae

Calophya rhois: larva


Calophya rhois: teneral imago

18.v.2016; teneral imago

Calophya rhois: colony; colony

Calophya rhois: imago

imago, dorsal,

Calophya rhois: imago


Calophya rhois: imago


Cotinus coggygria galls

Cotinus coggygria, France, Isère, Rhône-Alpes, Theys © Arnold Grosscurt


The larve, on leaves and branches, produce large quantities of honeydew in the form of tiny drops. Bivoltine; hibernation as adult on conifers.


Anacardiaceae, oligophagous

Cotinus coggygria; Rhus coriaria.

Hellrigl adds Vitis vinifera; this seems erroneous.


Psylla rhois.


Béguinot (2002h, 2003a), Buhr (1964b), Burckhardt (2002a), Conci, Rapisarda & Tamanini (1996a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehre (1997a), Hellrigl (2004a), Hodkinson & White (1979a), Houard (1909a), Jerinić-Prodanović (2010a), Máca (2012a), Ouvrard, Burckhardt & Cocquempot (2015a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Seljak (2006a, 2020a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a), White & Hodkinson (1982a).

Last modified 23.v.2020