Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura tortrix

Dasineura tortrix (Löw, 1877)

on Prunus

Dasineura tortrix on Prunus spinosa

Prunus spinosa, Denmark, Sjaelland, vi.2023 © Sébastien Carbonelle

Dasineura tortrix on Prunus spinosa

another specimen

Dasineura tortrix on Prunus spinosa


Dasineura tortrix gall

Prunus avium, Dronten: galled leaf, folded open to show the larvae © Arnold Grosscurt


Leaves rolled inwards, often thickened and cartilaginous. The larvae are white, gregarious, in a single generation per year; hibernation in the soil.


Rosaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Prunus armeniaca, avium, cerasifera, domestica & insititia, fruticosa, lusitanica, mahaleb, padus, spinosa, triloba


Perrisia tortrix.


Dasineura sodalis.


Barnes (1948b), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1908a), Lambinon, Carbonnelle & Claerebout (2015a), Mirumian (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Sánchez, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2012a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a, 2004a, 2007a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a,b, 1997a,b, 1999a, 2004b, 2006a, 2010a, 2021a: 201), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Carbonnelle (2017a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Massa (2007a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Sylvén (1983a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 10.vii.2023