Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura subterranea

Dasineura subterranea (Kieffer, 1909)

on Silene

Dasineura subterraneaL gall on Silene nutans

Silene nutans, België, prov. Namen, Houyet © Jean-Yves Baugnée: gall just above soil level


Axillary buds at or below ground level swollen up to 5 mm; they are globular and fleshy. Each contains one white larva.


Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Silene nutans, vulgaris.


Perrisia subterranea.


Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Kieffer (1909a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

Last modified 1.v.2018