Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lasioptera eryngii

Lasioptera eryngii (Vallot, 1829)

on Eryngium

Lasioptera eryngii: gall on Eryngium campestre

Eryngium campestre, Hungary, Bősárkány, 12.viii.2018 © László Érsek

Lasioptera eryngii: gall on Eryngium campestre

older gall

Lasioptera eryngii: larvae

opened gall

Lasioptera eryngii: larva

larva in the gall

Lasioptera eryngii: larva

larva dorsal

Lasioptera eryngii: larva

larva ventral

Lasioptera eryngii: gall on Eryngium spec.

Eryngium spec., Griekenland, Meteora, Kastraki, 8.vii.2017 ©
Cor Zonneveld

Lasioptera eryngii: gall on Eryngium spec.


Lasioptera eryngii: protruding exuvia

empty pupal skins are protruding from the gall; als grey spots are visible that probably are preformatted exit openings.

Lasioptera eryngii: gall on Eryngium maritimum

Eryngium maritimum, France, Corsica, Borgo © Stéphane Claerebout

Lasioptera eryngii: larvae in mycelium mass

larvae in their mycelium bed

Lasioptera eryngii: larva

larva, ventral


Plurilocular swellings of stem, petioles and major veins; wall of the chambers lined with mycelium. Larvae orange. Bivoltine; hibernation and pupation within the gall.

host plants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Eryngium amethystinum, campestre, maritimum, tricuspidatum.


Thomasiella eryngii.


Béguinot (2003a,b, 2012a), Bellmann (2012a), Blanes-Dalmau, Caballero-López & Pujade-Villar (2017a), Buhr (1964b), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a),Houard (1909a), Sánchez, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2012a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a, 2004a, 2007a) Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skrzypczyńska (2007a), Skuhravá, Bayram, Çam ao (2005a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1997b, 1999a, 2002a, 2004a, 2008a, 2011a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Massa (2007a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Stănescu (2009a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

Last modified 3.ii.2019