Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura tubicoloides

Dasineura tubicoloides Gagné, 2004

on Cytisus

Dasineura tubicola: galls on Cytisus scoparius

Cytisus scoparius, galls (from Houard, 1909a)

Dasineura tubicoloides: galls on Cytisus scoparius

Cytisus scoparius, Nationaal Park de Meinweg 5.i.2020 © Ernest vn Asseldonk, Stichting Koekeloere

Dasineura tubicoloides: gall on Cytisus scoparius


Dasineura tubicoloides gall

Cytisus scoparius, Belgium, prov.Brabant Wallon, Chaumont-Gistoux © Jean-Yves Baugnée


A lateral bud has been transformed in a tube with a two- of four-toothed top. The larva lives in the basal part of the tube. The section above the larva is clad at the inside with upwards directed hairs that prevent access to the larva, but permit an easy passage to the larva when it quits the gall to pupate in the soil.

host plants

Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous

Cytisus albus, eriocarpus, grandiflorus, hirsutus, scoparius, striatus.


Cecidomyia, Dasineura, Perrisia, tubicola (Kieffer, 1889), preocc.


The white line on the picture probably is a mine of Leucoptera spartifoliella, a bark miner.


Béguinot (2000b, 2006a, 2007b), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Kieffer (1890a, 1891a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997b, 1999a, 2021a: 91), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Tavares (1905a).

Last modified 18.ix.2021