Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura inflata

Dasineura inflata Stelter, 1986

on Carex

Dasineura inflata: galled inflorescence of Carex cuprina

Carex cuprina, Belgium, prov. Hainaut, Monceau; © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Dasineura inflata gall on Carex cuprina

galled fruits

host plants

Cyperaceae, (narrowly?) monophagous

Carex cuprina (= otrubae).


the galls cannot be differentiated externally form those of Wachtliella caricis. A difference is that the larvae of inflata are lemon yellow, while those of caricis are orange. However, because inflata is explicitely described as living on Carex cuprina, while that sedge is not listed among the hostplants of caricis, the material illustrated above is identified as inflata.


Bruun, Haarder, Jørgensen & Skuhravá (2014a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 64), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Roskam (2009a).

Last modified 15.ix.2021