Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Diplolepis spinosissimae

Diplolepis spinosissimae (Giraud, 1859)

on Rosa

Diplolepis spinosissimae: gall on Rosa spinosissima

Rosa spinosissima, Hungary, Kimle, 31.vii.2017 © László Érsek

Diplolepis spinosissimae: gall on Rosa spinosissima


Diplolepis spinosissimae:  larva

larva in the gall

Diplolepis spinosissimae: larva


Diplolepis spinosissimae galls

Rosa, Belgium, prov. Namur, Gembloux © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Diplolepis spinosissimae galls

same leaf, underside

Diplolepis spinosissimae gall

the gall not only sits on the leaf disk

Diplolepis spinosissimae larva



By coalescence the galls are multilocular most of the times, with one larva in each cell; univoltine, hibernation, then pupation in the gall.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Rosa agrestis, arvensis, balsamica, caesia, canina, corymbifera, gallica, glauca, majalis, rubiginosa, sherardii, spinosissima, tomentosa.

strong preference for R. spinosissima.


Rhodites spinosissimae.


the larva is described by Gómez Sanchez (2008a).


Periclistus caninae.


Béguinot (2001c, 2002a,h, 2006a, 2007b, 2012a), Bellmann (2012a), Bowdrey (2009a), Buhr (1965a), Chinery (2011a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Eady & Quinlan (1963a), Gómez Sanchez (2008a), Güçlü, Hayat, Shorthouse & Tozlu (2008a), Hellrigl (2009a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Koops (2013a), Kwast (2012a, 2014a), Lambinon, Carbonnelle & Claerebout (2015a), Lambinon, Schneider & Chevin (2003a), Lambinon Schneider & Feitz (2012a), Lehmann & Flügel (2012a), Lehmann & Hannover (2016a), Ludwig (1974a), Marković (2014a), Melika (2006a), Mete & Demirsoy (2012a), Nieves-Aldrey (2001a), Nieves-Aldrey & Askew (2002a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Stănescu (2009a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 20.iii.2021