Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Timaspis urospermi

Timaspis urospermi (Kieffer, 1901)

on Urospermum


Conspicuous, knobby, swelling of the stem, up to 4 cm long and a good cm thick. Dispersed in the pith a considerable number of gall chambers, about 2 mm in diameter, each with a pale yellowish larva.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Urospermum picroides.


Phanacis urospermi.


Blanes-Dalmau, Caballero-López & Pujade-Villar (2017a), Cerasa (2015a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1909a), Nieves-Aldrey (2001a, 2003a, 2005b), Nieves-Aldrey & Askew (2002a), Tavares (1905a).

Last modified 20.iii.2021