Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Asphondylia ervi

Asphondylia ervi Rübsaamen, 1895

on Vicia

Asphondylia ervi: galls on Vicia villosa subsp. varia

Vicia villosa subsp. varia, Belgium, prov. Luxembourg, Paliseul, Fay-les-Veneurs, vi.2018 @ Sébastien Carbonelle

Asphondylia ervi: galls on Vicia villosa subsp. varia

galled pods

Asphondylia ervi: gall on Vicia villosa subsp. varia

opened gall with fungal lining

Asphondylia ervi: galled pod of Vicia sativa

Vicia sativa, Denmark © Simon Haarder

Asphondylia ervi: pupa

pupa in the opened pod

Asphondylia ervi: galled pods of Vicia hirsuta

Vicia hirsuta, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Mol, Heidenhuizen © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Asphondylia ervi: larva

larva (unusually coloured!)

Asphondylia ervi: pupa



The pod is malformed and party swollen; the inside is lined with mycelium. Larva (generally?) solitary, pale to yolk-yellow when full-grown, not jumping. Pupation in the gall.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Vicia cracca, hirsuta, sylvatica, tetrasperma, villosa & subsp. varia.


Asphondylia ervi: spatula

spatula with papillae (from Möhn, 1955a)


Barnes (1946a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Haarder, Bruun, Harris & Skuhravá (2016a), Môhn (1955a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsaamen (1895c), Simova-Tošić (2008a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1999a, 2021a: 299), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a).

Last modified 10.x.2021