Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Timaspis phoenixopodos

Timaspis phoenixopodos Mayr, 1882

on Lactuca

Timaspis phoenixopodos

gall (from Nieves-Aldrey, 1984a)


Hard but spongy, ± fusiform swelling of the stem, 5-50 mm in size, containing ± 5-15 gall chambers of 1.5 x 3 mm. Univoltine, hibernation as a pupa in the gall.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Lactuca saligna, viminea.


Phanacis phoenixopodos.


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


Béguinot (2012a), Buhr (1964a), Cerasa (2015a), Cerasa, lo Verde & Massa (2014a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gómez Sanchez (2008a), Hellrigl (2009a), Houard (1909a), Melika (2006a), Nieves-Aldrey (1084a, 2001a), Nieves-Aldrey & Askew (2002a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Pujade (1986a), Turrisi & Pagliano (2004a).

Last modified 20.iii.2021