Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Myopites inulaedysentericae

Myopites inulaedysentericae Blot, 1827

on Inula


the receptacle is sclerified and very strongly swollen upwards. 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, oligophagous

Inula hirta, salicina; Pulicaria dysenterica.


Myopites blotii Brébisson, 1827; M. inulae von Roser, 1840.


The systematics of the genus Myopites is not well worked out, and the literature about the host plant relations of the different species is contradictory; also Limbarda is mentioned sometimes.


van Aartsen (1992a), Baugnée (2006a), Bellido, Ros-Farré & Pujade-Villar (2003a), Blanes-Dalmau, Caballero-López & Pujade-Villar (2017a), Buhr (1964a, 1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Freidberg (1979a), Gençer (2014a), Houard (1909a), Morris (2021a), Niblett (1940a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rohfritsch & Arnold-Rinehart (1991a), Salas-Remón, Llimona, Lozano ao (2015a), Smit (2003a, 2010a), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a), Tomasi (2014a), White (1988a), Zarghani, Khaghaninia, Mohamadzade Namin, ao (2016a).

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