Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Jaapiella compositarum

Jaapiella compositarum (Kieffer, 1888)

on ? Cirsium, Hieracium, Hypochoeris.

Jaapiella compositarum: larvae

Pilosella officinarum, Belgium, prov. Namur, Virelles © Sébastien Carbonnelle


red larvae in hardly malformed flower heads.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

? Cirsium vulgare; Hieracium murorum; Hypochoeris glabra; Pilosella officinarum.


Dasineura, Perrisia, compositarum.


The uncharacteristic gall and the wide host spectre make one suppose that a mix of species is involved. The species is described from Hieracium murorum and Pilosella officinalis. In particular Cirsium, belong to a widely different subfamily of the Asteraceae, does fit badly.


Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014), Houard (1909a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997a, 2021a: 131, 138), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a).

Last modified 25.ix.2021