Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Asphondylia phlomidis

Asphondylia phlomidis Trotter, 1901

on Phlomis


According to Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Ebejer (2002a), the larvae develop in the swollen leaf buds. However, Houard and Kieffer give a completely different description of the gall: “gall subglobular, diameter 3-5 mm, equally visible at either side of the leaf, often near the margin, giving the impression of an incision; sometimes on the petiole, more rarely on the stem. Gall chamber unique, spacious; wall thin”.

host plants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Phlomis cretica, fruticosa, tuberosa.


Asphondylia phlomidis Kieffer, 1909.


Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Kieffer (1909a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1997b, 2021a: 178), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Ebejer (2002a).

Last modified 28.ix.2021