Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Asphondylia pterosparti

Asphondylia pterosparti Tavares, 1902

on Cytisus, Genista, Spartium


Galling of the flower buds and the axillary leaf buds. The galls are 4 x 8 mm in size, pointed, and strongly short-hairy. Pupation in the gall.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Cytisus cantabricus; Genista tridentata; Spartium junceum.


Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a [“pterosparti”]), Sánchez, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2012a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997b, 2021a: 122), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Tavares (1905a).

Last modified 23.ix.2021