Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura medullaris

Dasineura medullaris (Kieffer, 1891)

on Salix


orange larvae in the pith of externally completely normal twigs. The larvae hibernate in the gall, pupate in spring just below the epidermis, where the can be recognised by a circular yellow spot.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix aurita.

larva and pupa

Larva 1.5 mm, pale, almost pear-shaped; spatula dark brown. Pupa bearing a pair of very acute teeth between the prothoracic horns.
Dasineura medullaris: spatula

spatula (from Kieffer, 1892a)


Cecidomyia, Rhabdophaga, medullaris.


Barnes (1951a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Kieffer (1892a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 236), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Stelter (1980a).

Last modified 4.x.2021