Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Orseolia cynodontis

Orseolia cynodontis Kieffer & Massalongo, 1902

on Cynodon


The sheaths of the topmost 5-6 leaves are strongly widened and overlapping, creating an ovoid gall of 1-3 cm long, that harbours a single larva.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Cynodon dactylon.


Mediterranean species.


Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1908a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1999a, 2009b, 2021a: 90), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Kettani (2017a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 17.ix.2021