Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Jaapiella chondrillae

Jaapiella chondrillae Skuhravá, 2005

on Chondrilla


the larvae develop in inte flower heads, without causing galling. Oviposition between the florets and the involucral bracts. In an capitulum 1-4 larvae, that develop at the expense of the young achenes. When a capitulum contains several larvae, no viable achenes are left. Pupation in the soil.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Chondrilla juncea.


the species was discovered in Turkey; inspection elsewhere resulted in findings in southern France, Austria, Bulgaria and Greece.


Skuhravá, Bayram, Çam ao (2005a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 77), Skuhravá & Sobhian (2004a).

Last modified 16.ix.2021