Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Asphondylia scopuli

Asphondylia scopuli Dorchin & Mifsud, 2014

on Atriplex


green tot pink, fleshy, globular, 4-5 mm large bud galls in the leaf axils. Each gall contains a single chamber, its inside lined with white mycelium. Apparently univoltine, adults appear in May.

host plants

Amaranthaceae, monophagous

Atriplex lanfrancoi.


the hostplant is an endemic of Malta, living on vertical sea cliffs.


Dorchin, Mifsud & Askew (2014a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 47).

Last modified 12.ix.2021