Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhopalomyia palearum

Rhopalomyia palearum (Kieffer, 1890)

on Achillea

Rhopalomyia palaearum: gall on Achillea ptarmica

Achillea ptarmica, Belgium, prov. Namur, Roly © Sébastien Carbonnelle


Larvae in the galled bracts; the flower heads give no signs of being infested. Larvae white when young, finally orange.


Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Achillea ptarmica.


Misospatha palearum.


Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Kieffer (1901b), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2019a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 27), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

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