Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Asphondylia scrophulariae

Asphondylia scrophulariae Schiner, 1856

on Scrophularia

Asphondylia scrophulariae on Scrophularia canina

Scrophularia canina, Greece, Peloponnisos, Argos, 3.iv.2023 © Cor Zonneveld


De flower buds are enlarged and disfigured, the ovary transformed into an, ultimately brown mass. Inside a fungus-lined cavity with a number or orange larva that are unable to jump. Bivoltine, pupation in the gall.

host plants

Scrophulariaceae, monophagous

Scrophularia canina, decipiens, grossheimii, nodosa, umbrosa.


Asphondylia scrophularina Tavares, 1919.


Bellmann (2012a), Buhr (1965a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Houard (1909a), Mirumian (2011a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Sánchez (2016a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a, 2004a, 2007a), Skuhravá (1989a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1997b, 1999a, 2008a, 2009b, 2011a, 2021a: 261), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Buhr (2013a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Kettani (2017a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

Last modified 24.iv.2023