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.


Eupelmus barai.


Aulax minor.


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


Askew, Plantard, Gómez, ao (2006a), Bellmann (2012a), Buhr (1965a), Burton, Ellis & Schneider (2022a), Cerasa (2015a), Cobo, Ribes & Pujade-Villar (2016a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Eady & Quinlan (1963a), Fusu (2017a), Gómez, Hernández Nieves, Gayubo & Nieves-Aldrey (2017a), Gómez, Hernández Nieves, Garrido Torres, ao (2006a), 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), Zerova & Seryogina (2006a).

Last modified 22.vii.2022