Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura asparagi

Dasineura asparagi da Silva Tavares, 1902

on Asparagus

Dasineura asparagi: gall on Asparagus acutifolius

Asparagus acutifolius, Spain, prov. Barcelona, Caldes de Montbui © Jordi Montobbio

Dasineura asparagi: gall on Asparagus acutifolius

another specimen

the larva is white

Dasineura asparagi: galls on Asparagus albus

Asparagus albus, Spain, Caceres, los Milanos, i.2015 © Sébastien Carbonelle

Dasineura asparagi: larvae

opened gall with larvae


The gall resembles the one by Dasineura turionum, but in that species the larvae are red. The larvae are gregarious; pupation in the soil.

host plants

Asparagaceae, monophagous

Asparagus aphyllus, acutifolius, horridus.


Perrisia asparagi.


Barnes (1946a), Cerasa (2015a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1908a), Kieffer (1901b), Roskam (2019a), Salas-Remón, Llimona, Lozano ao (2015a), Sánchez, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2012a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 42), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Ebejer (2002a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Kettani (2017a), da Silva Tavares (1902a, 1905a).

Last modified 10.x.2023