Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Myopites apicatus

Myopites apicatus Freidberg, 1980

on Pulicaria

Myopites apicatus gall

Pulicaria dysenterica, Maassluis, Oranjeplassen; © Jan Scheffers, det John Smit

Myopites apicatus gall

a healthy (left) and a galled capitulum

Myopites apicatus larva


Myopites apicatus old gall

Pulicaria dysenterica, Belgium, Bruxelles, Hof ter Musschen: old, vacated gall; © Jean-Yves Baugnée


Asteracee, monophagoous

Pulicaria dysenterica.


The keys by Buhr (1965a) and Redfern & Shirley (2011a) lead towards Myopites inulaedysentericae; however, this species lives on Inula hirta and I. salicina, not on Pulicaria (John Smit, in litt.).


Buhr (1965a), Béguinot (2006c), Freidberg (1979a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Smit (2010a), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a).


Last modified 22.xi.2017