Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eurasimona stigma

Eurasimona stigma (Löw, 1840)

on Asteraceae, Anthemideae


The receptacle is hardened and enlarged upwards into an an acute cone. Inside a single white larva, or a puparium; the gall is vacated through a round hole in the tip. The gall resembles that of Tephritis nigricauda but is larger, causing the galled flower heads to extend above the inflorescence.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Achillea millefolium, nobilis.

Older references to Anthemis, Leucanthenum, and Tanacetum have not been confirmed.


Euribia, Uropohora stigma.


Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dirlbeck & Dirlbeck (1994a), Houard (1909a), Niblett (1940a), Roskam (2019a), Tóth (1969a), White & Korneyev (1998a), Zarghani, Khaghaninia, Mohamadzade Namin, ao (2016a).

Last modified 16.x.2020