Dasineura kiefferi Marchal, 1896
Hedera helix, Belgium, prov Namur, Nismes, parc communal © Stéphane Claerebout: a single gall, top at left
Hedera helix, Belgium, Liège, Terrasses des Minimes; © Jean-Yves Baugnée
The flower buds remain closed and are somewhat swollen. They contain several cecidomyiid larvae, white at first, later orange. The gall soon drops off, and is also for that reason difficult to find.
According to Dauphin & Aniotsbehere th species causes swollen and closed flowers buds in Eryngium campestre and maritimum; this is a mistake.
Bruun, Haarder, Jørgensen & Skuhravá (2014a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Lambinon, Carbonnelle & Claerebout (2015a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Buhr (2013a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).