Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cecconia valerianellae

Cecconia valerianellae (Thomson, 1877)

on Valerianella


The fruits are more or less irregularly swollen into unilocular galls; the outside shows about six ridges that run from the pedicel to the tip. Galled fruits are shed simultaneously with the normal, ripe fruits.


Caprifoliaceae, monophagous

Valerianella carinata, dentata, locusta, rimosa.


Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1909a), Nieves-Aldrey (2001a), Nieves-Aldrey & Askew (2002a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 20.iii.2021