Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhopalomyia hypogaea

Rhopalomyia hypogaea (Löw, 1885)

on Leucanthemum

Rhopalomyia hypogaea: galls

plate from Baldrati (1900a)


Strong swelling and curving of the stem. Also buds may be galled, both axillary buds as lateral buds, especially near the root collar. The galls are multilocular, the larvae are solitary. The red larva hibernates and pupates in the gall. Probably univoltine.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Leucanthemum atratum, halleri, vulgare.


Bellido, Ros-Farré & Pujade-Villar (2003a), Blanes-Dalmau, Caballero-López & Pujade-Villar (2017a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Skuhravá, Blasco–Zumeta & Pujade–Villar (2002a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1997a, 2003a, 2010a, 2012a, 2021a: 78), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Tomasi (2012a).

Last modified 16.ix.2021