Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Macrolabis laserpitii

Macrolabis laserpitii Rübsaamen, 1917

on Apiaceae

Macrolapbis laserpitii: gall on Laserpitium latifolium

Laserpitium latifolium (from Rübsaamen 1917a)

Macrolabis laserpitii on Laserpitium latifolium

Laserpitium latifolium, Poland, Tatra, Tatrzanski National Park, 2.viii.203 © Cor Zonneveld: normal inflorescence with at right a galled one. See the note below.

Macrolabis laserpitii on Laserpitium latifolium

galled inflorescence

Macrolabis laserpitii on Laserpitium latifolium



the pedicels of a number of the umbellules are shortened, causing the umbel to take a globular shape, sometimes with a few normal umbellules extending from it. Larva white.

host plants

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Cenolophium denudatum; Laserpitium latifolium; Pastinaca sativa; Pimpinella saxifraga; Selinum dubium; Silaum silaus.


The identification of the Polish galls shown above is not fully certain. The combination of necrosis and strong disorganisation, without a visible larva, leaves the possibility open of a gall mite infection.


Buhr (1964b), Gagné (2010a), Rübsaamen (1917a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2005c, 2010a, 2021a: 148), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

Last modified 23.xii.2023