Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Macrosiphoniella subterranea

Macrosiphoniella subterranea (Koch, 1855)

on Leucanthemum


Apterae 3-4 mm, reddish brown dusted with greyish wax except for mid-dorsum and around bases of siphunculi; antennae and legs with contrasting pale and black sections; siphunculi and cauda black. At the undersides of the very lowest leaves.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Leucanthemum maximum, vulgare.


Macrosiphoniella trimaculata Hille Ris Lambers, 1938.


Blackman & Eastop (2018), Börner & Franz (1956a), Heie (1995a), Miller & Stoetzel (1997a), Piron (2021c).

Last modified 1.viii.2021