Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Asphondylia pruniperda

Asphondylia pruniperda Rondani, 1867

plum bud gall midge

on Prunus

Asphondylia pruniperda: galls

galls (from Houard, 1908a)


An axillary bud is enlarged to c. 5 mm long, en changes in colour from green to ultimately brown. Inside one large gall chamber, interiorly lined with mycelium. The reddish yellow larva is solitary, hibernates in the gall, and pupates there in spring.


Rosaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Prunus cerasifera, cocomilia, domestica & subsp. insititia, fruticosa, spinosa.


Asphondylia prunorum Wachtl, 1888; Asphondylia prunorum Kieffer, 1889; Ischnonyx prunorum (Wachtl, 1880).


Barnes (1948b), Bruun (2015a), Buhr (1965a), Chinery (2011a), Chireceanu, Chiriloaie, Teodoru & Sivu (2015a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1908a), Lehmann & Hannover (2016a), Mirumian (2011a), Nolte (1954a), Redferm & Shilrey (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a, 2004a, 2007a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a,b, 1999a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Massa (2007a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Wachtl (1888a).

Last modified 25.xi.2020