Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura miki

Dasineura miki (Kieffer, 1909)

on Centaurea

Dasineura miki larvae

Centaurea spec., Belgium, prov. Namur, Petigny, Les Roches, 26.v.2020 © Stéphane Claerebout: larvae emerging from the capitulum

Dasineura miki larva

larva, ventral, with spatula


The flower heads are underdeveloped, they are hairy and incompletely opened. Inside live orange-yellow larvae.


Asteraceae, monophagous

Centaurea scabiosa.


the parvae are predated by Lestodiplosis miki.


Buhr (1964b), Kieffer (1909a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1999a, 2021a: 73), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

Last modified 16.ix.2021