Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Jaapiella inulicola

Jaapiella inulicola Fedotova, 1993

on Inula

Jaapiella inulicola: larva in capitulum of Inula salicina

Inula salicina, Denmark © Simon Haarder

Jaapiella inulicola: larvae from capitulum of Inula salicina

all larvae from a single flower head

Jaapiella inulicola: larva



Pink or orange larvae between the florets in the old flower heads, seemingly without effect on the plant. Pupation and hibernation in the soil.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Inula salicina.


Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 140), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Sylvén & Lindberg (1998a).

Last modified 25.ix.2021