Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hedickiana levantina

Hedickiana levantina (Hedicke, 1928)

on Salvia


Multilocular swelling of the stem, 10-45 mm long and 8-17 mm in diameter. The oval gall chambers are arranged at the outside, ± perpendicular to the wall. The young gall is yellowish green with a felty surface, in the end it is grey and lignified. The larvae hibernate in the gall; the imagines emerge next spring.

host plants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Salvia fruticosa, syriaca.


Melika (2006a), Melika & Karimpour (2012a), Nieves-Aldrey (1994a).

Last modified 7.iii.2019