Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acodiplosis inulae

Acodiplosis inulae (Löw, 1847)

on Dittrichia, Inula

Acodiplosis inulae: galls on Inula britannica

Inula britannica, Poland, Bialowieza © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Acodiplosis inulae: galls on Inula britannica

vacated gall; the galls were unusually large, almost a cm.

Acodiplosis inulae: opened gall

Inula britannica, Poland, Bialowieza © Sébastien Carbonnelle: opened gall with parasitised larva; the parasitoid displays polyembryony.


Unilocular, smooth, green globular galls, c. 5 mm large, on buds, stem or flower head; sometimes several together. Larva solitary, yellow-green to red. Pupation in the gall. One or two annual generations.


Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Dittrichia vicosa; Inula britannica, conyzae, ensifolia, oculus-christi, salicina.


Larve without a spatula (Möhn, 1955a).


(PESI, 2019) writes Acodiplodis.


Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1909a), Möhn (1955a), Pârvu (2005a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1999a, 2021a: 139), Skuhravá & Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Stelter & Buhr (1965a), Sylvén (1983a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 25.ix.2021