Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhopalomyia kiefferi

Rhopalomyia kiefferi Trotter, 1900

on Artemisia

Rhopalomyia kiefferi: galls on Artemisia alba

Artemisia alba, galls (from Houard, 1909a)


Axillary buds develop into a pointed unilocular gall; larva solitary, reddish when mature; pupation in the gall in a white cocoon.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Artemisia alba.


Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Kieffer (1901b,c), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 2004a, 2007a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a).

Last modified 22.ix.2019