Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aulacidea pilosellae

Aulacidea pilosellae (Kieffer, 1901)

on Pilosella

Aulacidea pilosellae: galls on Pilosella officinarum

Pilosella officinarum, Belgium, prov. Namur, Chevetogne © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Aulacidea pilosellae: galls on Pilosella officinarum

same leaf, underside


Pupation within the gall.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Pilosella cymosa, echioides, flagellaris, floribunda, officinarum, onegensis.

parasitoids, predators

Eupelmus messene; Eurytoma cynipsea; Pteromalus isarchus.


The species is fully parthenogenetic, and can have several generations in a season (Nieves-Aldrey, 2001a)


Askew, Plantard, Gómez, ao (2006a), Bellmann (2012a), Bowdrey (2009a), Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Eady & Quinlan (1963a), Fusu (2017a), Gómez, Hernández Nieves, Garrido Torres, ao (2006a), Haarder (2022a), Hellrigl (2009a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Jennings (2014b), Koops (2013a), Melika (2006a), Nieves-Aldrey (2001a, 2004a), Nieves-Aldrey & Askew (2002a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Sárospataki (1999a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

Last modified 27.ix.2023