Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura minardii

Dasineura minardii (de Stefani, 1913)

on Asparagus


Swellings of the stem at the leaf bases; the tips of the stem may die back. The larvae are white, pupate in the soil.

host plants

Asparagaceae, monofaag

Asparagus acutifolius, albus, tenuifolius.


distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Perrisia minardii.


Never found again after the initial description; a synonymy with Dasineura asparagi cannot be excluded.
The reference to the description of this species by Gagné & Jaschhof is incorrect. A paper by de Stefani (1912a) does contain a chapter on the galls of Sicily, but the name minardii does not occur.


Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Roskam (2019a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 42), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Massa (2007a).

Last modified 11.ix.2021