Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura gentneri

Dasineura gentneri Pritchard, 1953

on Trifolium


The larvae develop in the already open flowers, at the expense of the ovary. Mature larvae yellowish, anteriorly pink. Two or three generations per year. Pupation in the ground in a spun cocoon.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Trifolium fragiferum, hybridum, pratense, repens.


Dasineura gentneri

spatula (from Nijveldt, 1963a)


Originally described from North America, but since found in many European countries.


Buhr (1965a), Gagné (2010a), Mirumian (2011a), Nijveldt (1963a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 286), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

Last modified 9.x.2021