Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura excavans

Dasineura excavans (Kieffer, 1909)

on Lonicera

Dasineura excavans: galls on Lonicera xylosteum

Lonicera xylosteum, France, dép. Côte d’Or, Val Suzon, @ Sébastien Carbonelle

Dasineura excavans: galls on Lonicera xylosteum

galled leaf

Dasineura excavans: galls on Lonicera xylosteum

same leaf, underside


A white larva lies in a small depression (c. 1 mm ø) in the underside of the leaf, often in a drop of liquid. At the upperside a low dimple, surrounded by a pale zone of about 7 mm ø. Generally several galls in a leaf. Pupation in the soil, probably univoltine.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, monophagous

Lonicera caerulea, periclymenum, xylosteum.


Perrisia excavans.


Barnes (1948a), Béguinot (2006b, 2007a, 2012a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Hellrigl (2006a), Kieffer (1909a), Lambinon Schneider & Feitz (2012a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2019a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1997a, 2005b,c, 2007c, 2009a, 2010a, 2021a: 158), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a, 2002a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Spungis (2003a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 26.ix.2021