Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura saxifragae

Dasineura saxifragae (Kieffer, 1892)

on Saxifraga

Dasineura saxifragae on Saxifraga granulata

Saxifraga granulata, Denmark, Nekselø, vi.2023 © Sébastien Carbonelle

Dasineura saxifragae on Saxifraga granulata

opened gall with larvae


The flower buds are galled, sometimes reddened; they do not open. Larvae gregarious, sulphur yellow; pupation in the ground.

host plants

Saxifragaceae, narrowly monophagous

Saxifraga granulata.

The reference by Spungis (2003a) to Pimpinella saxifraga evidently is a mistake.


Dasineura saxifragae: spatula

spatula (from Kieffer, 1892b)


Cecidomyia, Perrisia, saxifragae.


Bruun (2015a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Haarder, Bruun, Harris & Skuhravá (2016a), Houard (1908a), Kieffer (1891a, 1892b), Redfern & Shirley (2011), Sánchez & Bruun (2018a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1999a, 2021a: 260), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Spungis (2003a), Sylvén (1983a).

Last modified 10.vii.2023