Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura bergrothiana

Dasineura bergrothiana (Mik, 1889)

on Silene

Dasineura bergrothiana: gall on Silene nutans

Silene nutans, Belgium, prov Namur, Viroinval, Oignies, Trou du Diable, © Stéphane Claerebout

Dasineura bergrothiana: gall on Silene nutans

another gall

Dasineura bergrothiana: gall on Silene nutans

openend gall

Dasineura bergrothiana: larva

(young?) larva


the flower buds remain closed, the calyx is swollen, but not abnormally hairy. Larvae gregarious, pale pink; pupation in the soil.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, narrowly monophagous

Silene italica, nutans.


Dasineura bergrothiana: spatula

spatula (from Mik, 1888b)


Cecidomyia, Perrisia bergrothiana. D. bergrothiana has long been understood as a synonym of Jaapiella floriperda, but has been reinstated by Skuhravá & Skuhravý. An argumentation is not given, neither is information given about an eventual distinction in the galls of the two species. For the moment is must be assumed that the two have different host plants.


Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Houard (1908a), Mik (1888b, 1889a,b,c), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2010a,b)

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