Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Clinodiplosis cilicrus

Clinodiplosis cilicrus (Kieffer, 1889)

Clinodiplosis cilicrus on Centaurea jacea

Centaurea jacea, Norway, Lindøya south, 4.iv.2019 © Hallvard Elven: larva

Clinodiplosis cilicrus on Tanacetum vulgare

Tanacetum vulgare, Belgium, prov. Limbourg, Maasmechelen, Maaswinkel, 20.ix.2021 © Carina Van Steenwinkel: opened capitulum with larva

Clinodiplosis cilicrus on Tanacetum vulgare


Clinodiplosis cilicrus on Tanacetum vulgare


Clinodiplosis cilicrus on Tanacetum vulgare

tip of the spatula with thoracic papillae

Clinodiplosis cilicrus on Tanacetum vulgare

larva body, lighted from behind

Clinodiplosis cilicrus on Tanacetum vulgare

anal papillae

Clinodiplosis cilicrus larvae

Hungary, Budapest, Hűvösvölgy, 16.ix.2018 © László Érsek: larvae in a cracked acorn

Clinodiplosis cilicrus larvae

group of larvae

Clinodiplosis cilicrus larvae


Clinodiplosis cilicrus larva

larva, dorsal

Clinodiplosis cilicrus larva

larva, ventral

Clinodiplosis cilicrus: larvae

old gall of Thecaphora saponaria on Saponaria officinalis, Belgium, prov. Namur, Etang de Virelles; det. M. Skuhravá © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Clinodiplosis cilicrus in rotting rose hip

larvae in a rotting rose hip, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár © László Érsek

Clinodiplosis cilicrus: larva

larva dorsal

Clinodiplosis cilicrus: larva

larva ventral

Clinodiplosis cilicrus: first stage larvae

old gall of Pediaspis aceria, Denemarken © Simon Haarder: first stage larvae

Clinodiplosis cilicrus: first stage larva

the larva bears conspicuously long setae


Clinodiplosis cilicrus: spatula

spatula with papillae (from Möhn, 1955a)

Clinodiplosis cilicrus larva

anal segment (from Nijveldt, 1963a)


Carpodiplosis papaveris Kjellander, 1945; Clinodiplosis betonicae Kieffer, 1909; biorrhizae Kieffer, 1909; breviseta Kieffer, 1909; cerricola Rübsaamen 1917; crassistigma Kieffer, 1909; dahliae Kieffer, 1904; gallicola Rübsaamen, 1911; hydrangeae Barnes, 1944; impatientis Kieffer, 1901; lathyri Rübsaamen, 1917; leguminicola Milne, 1960; pisicola Barnes, 1928; rhynchitou Rübsaamen, 1911; rosiperda (Rübsaamen, 1892); sarothamni Kieffer, 1902; schlechtendali Rübsaamen, 1911; scorzonerae Rübsaamen, 1917; sorbicola Rübsaamen, 1917; strobi Kieffer, 1909; tetrahit Kieffer, 1909l vitis Lüstner, 1900.


The larvae of this species are often encountered in old galls, but also in failed flower heads and other dead and decaying plant material. The larva can best be described as phytosaprophagous, and does not play a role in gall induction.


Lestodiplosis parricida.


Barnes (1948a, 1951a), Bruun (2015a), Buhr (1964b, 1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Gagné & Jaschoff (2014a), Hellrigl (2006a), Houard (1908a), Kieffer (1901d, 1909a), Mamaev & Krivosheina (1993a), Möhn (1955a), Nijveldt (1959b, 1960a, 1963a, 1967a), Parnell (1963a), Pârvu (2005a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsaamen (1911a,b, 1917a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a), Skuhravá (1989a), Skuhravá, Karimpour, Sadeghi ao (2014a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1988a, 1994a, 1999b, 2005c, 2007a, 2009a,d, 2021a: 50, 73, 93, 105, 136), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Dengler (1997a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a).

Last modified 19.iv.2023