Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura fructicola

Dasineura fructicola (Kieffer, 1909)

on Myosotis

Dasineura fructicola: galls on Myosotis scorpioides

Myosotis scorpioides, Belgium, prov. Hainaut, Chimay (Baileux, Forge-Jean-Petit); leg Sébastien Carbonnelle, foto © Stéphane Claerebout; identification confirmed by Marcela Skuhravá

Dasineura fructicola: gall on Myosotis scorpioides

a single galled flower

Dasineura fructicola: pupa


Dasineura fructicola: galled fruits of Myosotis scorpioides

Myosotis scorpioides, Belgium, prov. Namur, Virelles © Sébastien Carbonnelle: galled and unaffected fruits

Dasineura fructicola: galled fruit and larva

Myosotis scorpioides, Belgium, prov. Namur, Wavreille, Ry d’Howisse © Sébastien Carbonnelle: galled fruit and larva


The shiny brown fruits are enlarged and disfigured. The larva is solitary, yellow, pupates within the gall cavity. Spatula yellow, the two lobes triangular, as long as wide.


Boraginaceae, monophagous

Myosotis laxa subsp. caespitosa, nemorosa, scorpioides.


Dasineura fructicola: spatula

spatula (from Kieffer, 1901a)


Perrisia fructicola.


Buhr (1964), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Kieffer (1901a, 1909a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a).

Last modified 1.v.2018