Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bayeriola salicariae

Bayeriola salicariae (Kieffer, 1888)

on Lythrum

Bayeriola salicariae: galls on Lythrum salicaria

Lythrum salicaria, Belgium, prov. Namur, Sombreffe © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Bayeriola salicariae: galls on Lythrum salicaria



Lythrum salicaria, Belgium, prov. Hainaut, Chimay (Virelles) © Stéphane Claerebout: galled terminal buds


final result


Generally the axillary buds are galled, but also the flowers may be involved. One or more orange yellow larvae, that pupate within the gall in a white cocoon.

host plants

Lythraceae, monophagous

Lythrum salicaria.


Bayeriola salicariae: spatula

prosternum with spatula (from Möhn, 1955a)


Cecidomyia, Bayeria, Perrisia, salicariae.


Buhr (1964b), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Kieffer (1888a), Lambinon, Carbonnelle & Claerebout (2015a), Houard (1909a), Möhn (1955a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Sánchez, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2012a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a 1997a, 1999a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Spungis (2003a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Sylvén (1983a), Tavares (1905a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 21.viii.2019