Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthodiplosis rudimentalis

Anthodiplosis rudimentalis Kieffer, 1901

on Artemisia

Anthodiplosis rudimentalis on Artemisia vulgaris

Artemisia vulgaris, Zwolle, Zandhove, 29.ix.2021 © Arnold Grosscurt: galled flower head

Anthodiplosis rudimentalis on Artemisia vulgaris

vacated gall

Anthodiplosis rudimentalis on Artemisia vulgaris

Artemisia vulgaris, Wekeromse Zand, 11.ix.2021 © Arnold Grosscurt: no less than three larvae in this gall

Anthodiplosis rudimentalis gall

Artemisia vulgaris, Belgium, prov. Brabant Wallon, Court-Saint-Etienne; © Jean-Yves Baugnée


Anthodiplosis rudimentalis larva


Anthodiplosis rudimentalis: larva

Artemisia vulgaris, Belgium, prov. Namur, Couvin, Ry de Pernelle: larve © Stéphane Claerebout

Anthodiplosis rudimentalis larva

Artemisia vulgaris, Nieuwendam; the leaves of the involucrum are lightly enlarged but otherwise normal; however, the enclosed flowers are totally galled; the larva is solitary


Probably one generation per year; the larva pupates in the soil.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Artemisia scoparia, vulgaris.


Spatula with two acute lobes (Möhn).


Blastodiplosis artemisiae.


Bruun (2015a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Kieffer (1901d, 1911a), Lambinon, Carbonnelle & Claerebout (2015a), Lambinon Schneider & Feitz (2012a), Möhn (1955a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2004a, 2007a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 39), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Spungis (2003a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 28.i.2022