Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aulacidea pilosellae

Aulacidea pilosellae (Kieffer, 1901)

on Pilosella

Aulacidea pilosellae: galls on Pilosella officinarum

Pilosella officinarum, Belgium, prov. Namur, Chevetogne © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Aulacidea pilosellae: galls on Pilosella officinarum

same leaf, underside


Pupation within the gall.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Pilosella cymosa, echioides, flagellaris, floribunda, officinarum, onegensis.


The species is fully parthenogenetic, and can have several generations in a season (Nieves-Aldrey, 2001a)


Bellmann (2012a), Bowdrey (2009a), Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Eady & Quinlan (1963a), Hellrigl (2009a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Jennings (2014b), Koops (2013a), Melika (2006a), Nieves-Aldrey (2001a, 2004a), Nieves-Aldrey & Askew (2002a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a). Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

Last modified 20.iii.2021