Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura alpestris

Dasineura alpestris (Kieffer, 1909)

on Arabis

Dasineura alpina: gall on Arabis alpina subsp. caucasica

Arabis alpina subsp. caucasica, GD Luxembourg, Hollenfels © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Dasineura alpina: gall on Arabis alpina subsp. caucasica

another specimen


The bases of the leaves are swollen and broadened, and the leaves are bunched together, forming a dense, often hairy, cluster. Larvae gregarious, red. There are several generations (at low altitudes; higher in the mountains just one); summer larvae pupate in the gall in a white cocoon, those of the winter generation hibernate in the soil.

host plants

Brassicaceae, monophagous

Arabis alpina & subsp. caucasica, aubretioides, hirsuta, stelleri.


Dasineura alpestris: spatula

spatula’s (from Rübsaamen, 1917a, as D. schneideri)


Perrisia alpestris; Dasineura schneideri Rübsaamen (1917).


Barnes (1948a), Béguinot (2006a), Buhr (1964b), Burton, Carbonnelle, Ellis & Schneider (2019a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a)m Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Kieffer (1909a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsaamen (1917a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2004a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997a, 1999a,b, 2003a, 2005b, 2007a, 2010a, 2012a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2002a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen, 2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 20.xi.2019