Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura cerastii

Dasineura cerastii (Binnie, 1877)

on Cerastium


Several reddish, hairy leaves at the tip of a shoot bunched together. In the gall chamber inside several orange larvae.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Cerastium fontanum & subsp. vulgare, glomeratum, moesiacum.


Perrisia crastii. According to Harris & Frankum (2012a) possibly synonymous with D. lotharingiae; in that case D. cerastii would be the valid name.


Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2011a), Harris & Frankum (2012a), Houard (1908a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Simova-Tošić & Skuhravá (2001a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 74), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Tavares (1905a).

Last modified 16.ix.2021