Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ametrodiplosis thalictricola

Ametrodiplosis thalictricola (Rübsaamen, 1895)

on Thalictrum

Ametrodiplosis thalictricola galls

Thalictrum flavum, Oostvoorne © Jan-Willem Wertwijn

Ametrodiplosis thalictricola on Thalictrum flavum

Thalictrum flavum, France, dép. Nord, Vred © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Ametrodiplosis thalictricola: opened gall with caterpillar

opened gall with a straThalictrum flavum, Frankrijk, dép. Nord, Vred © Sébastien Carbonnellenge inhabitant

Ametrodiplosis thalictricola: larva

opened gall with larva


The fruits are swollen, with a thickened wall; they contain no seeds. One or two yellow larvae. Usually bivoltine. The larva hibernates in the soil and pupates in spring.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Thalictrum aquilegiifolium, flavum, lucidum, minus & subsp. majus, simplex, speciosissimum.


Ametrodiplosis thalictricola

spatula with papillae (from Möhn, 1955a)


Lestodiplosis thalictrina.


Clinodiplosis thalictricola.


Buhr (1965a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1908a), Koops (2013a), Möhn (1955a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsaamen (1895c, 1911f), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2003a, 2010a,b), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a, 2004a, 2007a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1999a, 2005b, 2021a: 277), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Stănescu (2009a), Stelter (1961a), Tavares (1905a).

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