Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aulacidea abdominalis

Aulacidea abdominalis (Thomson, 1877)

on Podospermum, Scorzonera


Individual achenes are enlarged and broadened; their walls are lignified; each contains a white cynipid larva or a pupa. Often several galls in a disfigured flower head.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Podospermum purpureum, roseum; Scorzonera humilis, parviflora.


Aulacidea macula Forsius, 1921.


Buhr (1965a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Melika (2006a), Nieves-Aldrey (2004a), Sylvén (1960a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 19.xii.2018