Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pterotopteryx dodecadactyla

Pterotopteryx dodecadactyla Hübner, 1813

on Lonicera

Pterotopteryx dodecadactyla: gall on Lonicera xylosteum

Lonicera xylosteum, France, dép. Bas-Rhin, Lorentzen © Sébastien Carbonnelle: almost imperceptible swelling

opened gall


very weak swelling of part of an internode; through a small hole frass is ejected. In the pith a flesh-coloured caterpillar.


Caprifoliaceae, monophagous

Lonicera caerulea, xylosteum.


Alucita, Orneodes, dodacadactyla.


Béguinot (2005a, 2006a, 2012a), Bellmann (2012a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Fazakas (2010a), Houard (1909a), Huemer (2012a), Lehmann & Hannover (2016a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 19.ix.2018