Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Arnoldiola libera

Arnoldiola libera (Kieffer, 1909)

on Quercus


Small circular (3 mm ø) depression in the underside of the leaf; in its centre a single, free, white larva. Upperside of the gall very weakly domed. Often several galls in a leaf. Univoltine. The larva hibernates in the soil, then pupates.

host plants

Fagaceae, monofaag

Quercus petraea, pubescens, robur.


Dasineura, Perrisia, libera.


Bruun (2015a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Hellrigl (2006a), Kieffer (1909a), Nijveldt (1981a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a, 2004a, 2007a), Skrzypczyńska (2007a), Skuhravá (2006a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1988a, 2005c, 2009b, 2010a, 2021a: 213), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Dengler (1997a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Sylvén (1960a), Williams (2010a).

Last modified 19.iv.2023