Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Diodaulus traili

Diodaulus traili (Kieffer, 1889)

on Pimpinella

Diodaulus traili: gall flowers of Pimpinella saxifraga

Pimpinella saxifraga, Belgium, prov. Namur, Dourbes, RN Montagne-aux-Buis © Stéphane Clarebout

Diodaulus traili: larva



The flower buds turn globular, often reddish, and remain closed. Each houses a shiny sulphur yellow, jumping larva, that eventually pupates in the soil.

host plants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Pimpinella saxifraga.

very rarely also major. The reference to Angelica sylvestris by Buhr and Dauphin & Aniotsbehere seems a mistake.


Contarinia traili.


? Contarinia umbellatarum.


Buhr (1964a, 1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Lambinon, Carbonnelle & Claerebout (2015a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2004a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1999a, 2021a: 186), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a).

Last modified 29.ix.2021