Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Brachyneurina peniophorae

Brachyneurina peniophorae Harris & Evans, 1979

on Peniophora

Brachyneurina peniophorae: galls

Peniophora cinerea, Belgium, prov. Limbourg, Gerhoeven, de Rammelaars, 20.xi.2020 © Carina Van Steenwinkel; fungus det. Eddie Lavreys

Brachyneurina peniophorae: galls

two galls

Brachyneurina peniophorae: gall

larva in opened gall


2-3 cm size spongy clumps protruding from the smooth flat fungal substrate. The light brown colour contrasts with the grey to bluish grey fungus. Each gall contains several larvae or pupae.

host plants

Fungi, Russulales, monophagous

Peniophora cinerea.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Brachyneurina peniophorae: larvaBrachyneurina peniophorae: larva

head and spatula

Brachyneurina peniophorae: larva

spatula and thoracic papillae


Harris & Evans (1979a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 313), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a).

Last modified 12.x.2021