Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aulacidea martae

Aulacidea martae Nieves-Aldrey, 2004

on Launaea


elliptic, c. 3 mm long gall chambers in stems that do not show any sign of infestation; only the exit holes betray the presence of the “galls”. Univoltine.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Launaea arborescens.

parasitoids, predators

Homoporus subniger.


Askew, Plantard, Gómez, ao (2006a), Nieves-Aldrey (2004a).

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