Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mycodiplosis pulsatillae

Mycodiplosis pulsatillae (Kieffer, 1888)

on Pulsatilla


“The larva lives in the lower part of the long needle that stands on top of Pulsatilla fruits. In the attached part, that is the base, over a length of 2 – 4 times the length of the fruit, the needle is strongly thickened, encircled, having abnormal, very long hairs. The larvae pupate in the soil.” (Kieffer, 1891a).

host plants

Ranunculaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Pulsatilla vernalis, vulgaris.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Diplosis pulsatillae.


Gagné (2010a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Kieffer (1891a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 348), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a).

Last modified 20.x.2021