Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhopalomyia tubifex

Rhopalomyia tubifex (Bouché, 1847)

on Artemisia

Rhopalomyia tubifex: galls on Artemisia campestris

Artemisia campestris, galls (from Houard, 1909a)


De tip of the stem bears a number of tubular galls: 1-1.5 cm long, usually hairy. They are open at the end, with a number of outwards bent, hairy teeth. Also the flower heads may be transformed into similar galls. Larva solitary, white. Pupation within the gall, bivoltine.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Artemisia campestris & subsp. glutinosa + maritima, scoparia.


Rhopalomyia tubifex: prosternum

the prosternum has no spatula (from Möhn, 1955a)


Misospatha tubifex.


Buhr (1964b), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbeehere (1997a), Fusu (2017a), Gagné (2010a), de Vere Graham & Gijswijt (1998a), Houard (1909a), Medianero, Parra, Sánchez & Nieves-Aldrey (2007a), Mirumian & Skuhravá (2022a), Möhn (1955a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a), Skuhravá, Blasco-Zumeta & Skuhravý (1993a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1997a,b, 1999a, 2006a, 2010a, 2021a: 38), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Buhr (2013a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Elsayed (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravý & Skuhravá (1999a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Stănescu (2009a), Tomasi (2003a, 2012a).

Last modified 12.v.2023