Dasineura similis (Löw, 1888)

on Veronica

Dasineura similis: gall on Veronica scutellata

Veronica scutellata, Belgium, prov. Namur, Liernu © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Dasineura similis: gall on Veronica officinalis

Veronica officinalis, Belgium, prov. Namur, Doische, Matagne-la-Petite © Stéphane Claerebout

Dasineura similis: gall on Veronica

another example of the gall

Dasineura similis: group of larvae

some larvae

Dasineura similis:  larva

mature larva


The topmost leaf pair is reddened, swollen, shell-shaped. The two leaves, pressed against each other form a gall chamber. The larvae are gregarious, orange-yellow. Probably univoltine; pupation in the gall (occasionally also in the soil) in a white cocoon.


Plantaginaceae, monophagous

Veronica anagallis-aquatica, beccabunga, chamaedrys, officinalis, scutellata, serpyllifolia.


Cecidomyia, Perrisia, similis.


The galls resemble those by Jaapiella veronicae, but are not strongly hairy.


Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Kieffer (1891a), Löw (1888a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Simova-Tošić (2008a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 2003a, 2010a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tomasi (2014a).

mod 16.vii.2018