Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhopalomyia achillearum

Rhopalomyia achillearum Kieffer, 1913

on Achillea


A leaf bud is enlarged and transformed into a multilocular, lignified subglobular gall. The had is densely white-hairy and wrapped in some malformed and abnormally hairy leaves. Inside red larvae or pupae.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Achillea ochroleuca, pseudopectinata.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Rhopalomyia achilleae Trotter, 1901, homonym.


Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Houard (1909a), Roskam (2019a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a).

Last modified 19.ix.2019