Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aylax hypecoi

Aylax hypecoi Trotter, 1913

on Hypecoum


The fruit of Hypecoum consist of a cylindrical pod, that falls apart in one-seeded partial fruits. One to five of these partial fruits can be transformed into a small, unilocular gall, while the other partial segments develop into much larger normal partial fruits. Galls in which a male wasp develops are clearly smaller than “female” galls.

host plants

Papaveraceae, monophagous

Hypecoum imberbe, littorale, pendulum, procumbens.


Species not mentioned in the Fauna Europaea (2013); known from Algeria, Greece, Bulgaria, Armenia, and Turkmenistan.


Antov & Stojanova (2016a), Askew, Plantard, Gómez, ao (2006a), Azmaz & Katilmiş (2017a), Cobo, Ribes & Pujade-Villar (2016a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Fusu (2017a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a, 2011b), Kemal & Koçak (2010a). Melika (2006a), Melika & Karimpour (2012a), Nieves‐Aldrey & Melika (2005a), Roskam (2019a), Stojanova & Antov (2018a), Stojanova & Draganov (2008a).

Last modified 25.xii.2023