Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura centaureae

Dasineura centaureae (Kieffer, 1909)

on Centaurea

Dasineura centaureae: gall on Centaurea cf jacea

Centaurea cf jacea, Poland, Bialowieza © Sébastien Carbonnelle


Terminal and lateral vegetative buds stunted, covered by a dense white felt. Leaves that manage to unfold at either sides with irregular felty patches. One or more yellowish red larvae.


Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Centaurea jacea; Cyanus montanus, triumfettii.


Béguinot (2012a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Kieffer (1909a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997a, 2021a: 74), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

Last modified 16.ix.2021