Asphondylia echii (H Loew, 1850)

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

on Echium

Asphondylia echii: galls on Echium vulgare

Echium vulgare, Poland, Odrynki © Sébastien Carbonelle

Asphondylia echii:  opened gall with pupa

opened gall with pupa; the inner wall of the gall is blackened by a lining of dead (?) mycelium


Larvae in the closed and malformed flower buds. Also axillay buds may turn into ovoid galls. The inner wall of the gall chamber lined with mycelium. Larva solitary, yellow-orange; pupation in the gall. Bivoltine.


Boraginaceae, monophagous

Echium arenarium, vulgare.


Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniorsbehere (1997a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994b, 1997a, 1999a,b, 2004b, 2009a, 2010a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tomasi (2014a).