Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura loewiana

Dasineura loewiana Rübsaamen, 1917

on Vicia

Dasineura loewiana: galls on Vicia spec.

Vicia spec., Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár © László Érsek

Dasineura loewiana: galls on Vicia spec.


Dasineura loewiana: larvae + inquiline

larvae; the white larva is an inquiline

Dasineura loewiana: larvae



Leaflets are folded upwards over the midrib, strongly swollen, abnormally short. Inside one or more pale red (or pale orange?) larvae. Galls often in chaotic knots. At least two generations per year; pupation in the soil.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Vicia cracca, hirsuta, tenuifolia, tetrasperma, villosa.


Without breeding the galls of D. loewiana, spadicea, and viciae cannot be distinguished with certainty. The identification of the pictures above therefore is with reservation.


Buhr (1965a), Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Docters van Leeuwen (1936a), Flügel (2016a), Lehmann & Flügel (2012a), O’Connor & Wistow (1999a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsaamen (1917a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 299), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Stelter (1992b), Sylvén (1983a), Tomasi (2012a).

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