Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liebelia cavarae

Liebelia cavarae Kieffer, 1903

on Rosa

Liebelia cavarae: galls

Plate 3 from Massalongo (1895a). 1 & 2 general aspect of the gall; 3 section through a galled part of he leaf; at the upper side four gall chambers have been sectioned; 4 a single gall with unfolded lamella, seen from the side; 5 do, from above. (In 4 and 5 the long hairs have not been shown, cf. 3).


Up to 1 cm large leaf gall that at first impression reminds of a small bedeguar. It consists of a large number of tiny galls, each with an erect, circular lamella. The lamella is hairy and has a dentate margin.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Rosa serafinii.

distribution within Europe

Sardinia (PESI, 2018).


Houard (1908a), Massalongo (1895a).

Last modified 5.i.2019