Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aylax minor

Aylax minor Hartig, 1840

on Papaver

Aylax minor: mass infestation of Papaver rhoeas

Papaver rhoeas, Alkmaar: the bluish-green, matt, somewhat oval fruits are healthy; the somewhat shorter and more globular, shining green fruits are all infested!

Aylax minor: galls on Papaver rhoeas

Papaver rhoeas, België, prov. Hainaut, Mouscron, Argilière de Sterreberg © Stéphane Claerebout

Aylax minor: galls on Papaver rhoeas

length section of the galled fruit

Aylax minor: galls on Papaver rhoeas

transverse section


the individual galls are unilocular and attached to a septum; they derive from a galled seed.

host plants

Papaveraceae, monophagous

Papaver argemone, dubium, hybridum, rhoeas.


Aulax minor.


the larva is described by Gómez Sanchez (2008a).


Bellmann (2012a), Buhr (1965a), Cerasa (2015a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Eady & Quinlan (1963a), Gómez Sanchez (2008a), Hellrigl (2009a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Katilmiş & Kiyak (2011b), Melika (2006a), Melika & Karimpour (2012a), Nieves-Aldrey (1984a, 2001a), Nieves-Aldrey & Askew (2002a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Pujade-Villar & Schiopu (2015a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Tomasi (2014a).

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