Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasineura violahirtae

Dasineura violahirtae Stelter, 1982

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

on Viola

Dasineura violahirtae: galled leaf of Viola hirta

Viola hirta, Belgium, prov. Namur, Viroinval, Dourbes, RN “Montagne-aux-Buis”; © Stéphane Claerebout

Dasineura violahirtae: galled leaf of Viola hirta

another leaf

Dasineura violahirtae: larvae



The young leaves are rolled in upwards, often at both sides, somewat swollen, fleshy, and often strongly hairy. Larvae gregarious, orange to orange red. Univoltine, pupation in the ground.


Violaceae, narrowly monophagous

Viola hirta.


Béguinot (2006b), Bruun (2015a), Bruun & Skuhravá (2011a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Lehmann & Hannover (2016a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Stelter (1982a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).


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