Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Psyllopsis fraxinicola

Psyllopsis fraxinicola (Förster, 1848)

on Fraxinus


Oviposition on a terminal bud; two generations; hibernation as egg on the bark of the host plant.

This species doesn’t cause galls, but its larvae may be found in the galls of P. fraxini or discrepans. The larvae in life are green.

host plants

Oleaceae, monophagous

Fraxinus angustifolia & subsp. oxycarpa + syriaca, dipetala, excelsior, ornus.


White & Hodkinson (1982a) note that, contrary to all other species on ash, fraxinicola larvae don’t have black markings.


Baugnée, Burckhardt & Fassotte (2002a), den Bieman, Malenovský, Burckhardt & Heijerman (2019a), Burckhardt (1983a, 2002a), Burckhardt & Freuler (2000a), Conci, Rapisarda & Tamanini (1992a), Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Hellrigl (2004a), Hodkinson (1989a, 2009a), Hodkinson & White (1979a), Jerinić-Prodanović (2010a), Lauterer & Burckhardt (1994b), Lauterer & Dorow (2010a), Malenovský & Jerinić-Prodanović (2011a), Malenovský, Baňař & Kment (2011a), Malenkovský & Lauterer (2012a), O’Connor & Malumphy (2011a), Ossiannilsson (1992a), Ouvrard, Burckhardt & Cocquempot (2015a), Rapisarda, Weigand, Braun & Eickermann (2022a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Seljak (2006a, 2020a), Spodek, Burckhardt & Freidberg (2017a), White & Hodkinson (1982a).

Last modified 16.iv.2024