Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura senecionis

Dasineura senecionis Rübsaamen, 1925

on Senecio


yellow larvae live in the swollen capitulum

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Senecio ovatus.


In their treatment of the gall midges of Switzerland Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997a) list a “Dasineura senecionis (Rübsaamen, 1916”, a species living on Senecio jacobaea. This cannot easily be interpreted. The name is not mentioned in the catalogue by Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a). Possibly Contarinia jacobaea [= Diplosis senecionis Rübsaamen, 1891)] was intended.


Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997a, 2021a: 262).

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