Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Myopites eximia

Myopites eximia Séguy, 1932

on Limbarda


the receptacle is sclerified and very strongly swollen, both at the upperside and the underside. Inside several vertical gall chambers, each with a maggot or a puparium. Each larva has arrived from an egg that was deposited on a flower, after which he has descended into the receptacle by way of a young achene; that achene is included in the galling process, and eventually functions as an exit channel for the fly. The galled achenes stand as cones upon the receptacle.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Limbarda crithmoides.

Houard and Dauphin & Aniotsbehere additionally refer to Inula salicina and Pulicaria dysenterica, odora; especially the latter need confirmation.


Myopites frauenfeldi Schiner, 1864.

parasitoids, predators

Ormyrus orientalis; Torymoides kiesenwetteri.


Béguinot (2000b, 2002f), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gençer (2014a), Houard (1909a), Niblett (1940a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Ribes (2014a), Snit (2003a, 2010a), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a), Tavares (1905a), White (1988a).

Last modified 6.v.2022