Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Timaspis lusitanica

Timaspis lusitanica Tavares, 1904

on Crepis

Timaspis lusitanica: gall on Crepis biennis

Crepis biennis, Spain, Castilla-La Mancha, Parque Nacional de Cabañeros v.2019 @ Sébastien Carbonelle

Timaspis lusitanica: gall on Crepis biennis

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Swelling of the stem, increasing from its base upwards. In the pith a number of gall chambers. Univoltine, hibernation and pupation in the gall.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Crepis biennis, capillaris, paludosa, vesicaria & subsp. taraxacifolia.


Phanacis lusitanica.


Blanes-Dalmau, Caballero-López & Pujade-Villar (2017a), Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Hellrigl (2009a), Houard (1909a [“lusitanicus”]), Nieves-Aldrey (1994a, 2001a, 2003a, 2005b), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Redfern & Shirley (211a), Tavares (1905a).

Last modified 21.viii.2019