Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liposthenes kerneri

Liposthenes kerneri (Wachtl, 1891)

on Nepeta

Liposthenes kerneri: gall on Nepeta beltranii

Nepeta beltranii, from Cogolludo (1921a).


One of the four partial fruits is transformed into a rotund, 2 mm large, unilocular gall; the other three partial fruits are aborted. Univoltine, hibernation and pupation in the gall.

host plants

Lamiaceae monophagous

Nepeta beltranii, cataria, grandiflora, latifolia, nuda & subsp. albiflora, ucranica & subsp. parviflora.


Aulacidea, Aulax, Aylax kerneri.


Buhr (1965a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Hellrigl (2009a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1909a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a), Kemal & Koçak (2010a), Melika (2006a), Nieves-Aldrey (1994a, 2001a),Nieves-Aldrey & Askew (2002a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Stănescu (2009a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 20.iii.2021