Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura geisenheyneri

Dasineura geisenheyneri (Kieffer, 1904)

on Hippocrepis

Dasineura geisenheyneri: galled flower of Hippocrepis comosa

Hippocrepis comosa, Belgium, prov. Namur, Vierves-sur-Viroin © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Dasineura geisenheyneri: galling flowers of Hippocrepis comosa

a single galled flower


The flower buds are swollen, dirty green in colour, and remain closed. Larva red; pupation in the soil.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Hippocrepis comosa.


Perrisia geisenheyneri.


Béguinot (2006b), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2004a, 2021a: 132), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 24.ix.2021