Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ametrodiplosis crassinerva

Ametrodiplosis crassinerva (Kieffer, 1901)

on Stachys

Ametrodiplosis crassinerva: gall on Stachys sylvatica

Stachys sylvatica, Haarlem, Schalkwijk © Dik Vonk


The flower buds are swollen, galled, and remain closed; the calyces remain unchanged. They contain 2-4 yellowish white larvae, that can jump. Pupation in the soil. Univoltine.

host plants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Stachys sylvatica.


Clinodiplosis, Cyrtodiplosis, crassinerva.


Bruun (2019a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1909a), Kieffer (1911a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 271), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

Last modified 7.x.2021