Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura tetrahit

Dasineura tetrahit (Kieffer, 1909)

on Galeopsis

Dasineura tetrahit: larvae on Galeopsis bifida

Galeopsis bifida, Denemarken, Zuid-Zealand © Simon Haarder: larvae in opened flower


A white or pale red larva (or its pupa) in the swollen flower buds. Spatula of the larva yellow; lobes obtuse, as long as wide, separated by a sharp incision.

host plants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Galeopsis bifida, ladanum, tetrahit.


Perrisia tetrahit. See also Dasineura galeopsis.


Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Kieffer (1909a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 115), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 21.ix.2021