Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura glechomae

Dasineura glechomae (Kieffer, 1889)

on Glechoma

Dasineura glechomae gall

Glechoma hederacea, Belgium, prov. Namur, Grands Malades © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Dasineura glechomae gall

the upper two leaves are tightly pressed together, enclosing a small gall chamber

Dasineura glechomae: gall on Glechoma hederacea

Glechoma hederacea, Amsterdam, Diemerpark

Dasineura glechomae: gall on Glechoma hederacea

this tiny gall contained 11 white larvae

Dasineura glechomae: gall on Glechoma hederacea

Glechoma hederacea, Germany, Bavaria, Pfronten: a single white larva can be seen © Arnold Grosscurt


The larvae may also be found in the flower buds, that are enlarged then, and remain closed. Pupation in the ground.

host plants

Lamiacea, monophagous

Glechoma hederacea, hirsuta.


Cecidomyia glechomae.


Bellmann (2012a), Bruun (2015a), Buhr (1964b), Burton, Carbonnelle, Ellis & Schneider (2019a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Ilie & Marinescu (2011a), Kieffer (1889a), Lambinon, Carbonnelle & Claerebout (2015a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a, 2004a, 2007a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1997a, 1999a,b, 2005b,c, 2006a, 2010a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 20.xi.2019