Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura mali

Dasineura mali (Kieffer, 1904)

apple leaf midge

on Malus

Dasineura mali: galls on Malus sylvestris

Malus sylvestris, Belgium, prov. Namur, Mazy; © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Dasineura mali gall

Malus sp., Dronten; © Arnold Grosscurt

Dasineura mali larvae

larvae, taken out of the gall


Galls mainly on leaves of young shoots. Larvae white, later reddish. Two or more generations per year. Part of the larvae pupate in the soil, others pupate within the gall. After the larvae have vacated the gall, the leaf may wither and drop.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Malus domestica, sylvestris.


Serious pest on young apple trees.


Macrolabis mali

parasitoids, predators

Torymus chloromerus.


Anfora, Isidoro, de Cristofaro & Ioriatti (2005a), Barnes (1948b), Béguinot (2006a), Braggion (2013a), Buhr (1965a), Burton, Carbonnelle, Ellis & Schneider (2019a), Carbonnelle, George, Giot & Romain (2018a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), de Vere Graham & Gijswijt (1998a), Hellrigl (2006a), Ilie & Marinescu (201a), Koops (2013a), Lambinon, Carbonnelle & Claerebout (2015a), Lambinon Schneider & Feitz (2012a), Mirumian (2011a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a, 2004a, 2007a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skrzypczyńska (2007a), Skuhravá (2006a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1988a, 1994a, 1997a,b, 1999a,b, 2005c, 2006a, 2007a, 2008a, 2009a, 2010a, 2012a, 2021a: 161), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Buhr (2013a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Carbonnelle (2017a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Massa (2007a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 30.iv.2022