Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Macrolabis lamii

Macrolabis lamii Rübsaamen, 1916

on Lamium

Macrolabis lamii: gall on Lamium album

Lamium album, Belgium, prov. East Flanders, Overboelare, Kortelake © Bart Uitterhaegen

Macrolabis lamii: larvae

the larvae are white, gregarious


The topmost leaves remain small, are somewhat thickened, often also abnormally hairy, and rolled together, forming a slender acute bud of c. 4 mm length. Larva white. Univoltine or bivoltine, hibernation in the ground.

host plants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Lamium album, flexuosum, maculatum, orvala, purpureum.


Buhr (1964b), Burton, Carbonnelle, Ellis & Schneider (2019a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Docters van Leeuwen (1936a), Gagné (2010a), Lambinon, Carbonnelle & Claerebout (2015a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsaamen (1916a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a, 2004a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1988a, 1997a,b, 1999a, 2003a, 2005b,c, 2007a, 2010a, 2021a: 145), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Buhr (2013a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Carbonnelle (2017a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 25.ix.2021