Carpomyia schineri (Loew, 1856)

on Rosa

Carpomyia schineri galling rose hip

Rosa, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár © László Érsek

Carpomyia schineri galling rose hip

different degrees of infection

Carpomyia schineri galling rose hip

tunnels in the wall of the hip

Carpomyia schineri: larva in situ

larva in its tunnel

Carpomyia schineri: larva in situ

the larvae do not penetrate into the interior of the hip

Carpomyia schineri: larva

larva

Carpomyia schineri: larva

mandibles

Carpomyia schineri: emerging larva

Rosa spec., Hongarije, Gödöllő © László Érse: emerging larva

Carpomyia schineri: emerging larva

the larva stand motionless erect.

gall

the larvae tunnel in fleshy wall of the hips (the “hypanthium”).

hostplants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Rosa rugosa

notes

The larvae of Rhagoletis alternata have an identical habit. About the difference between the two László cites from Jermy & Balázs:
R. alternata: rare in Hungary, The adult larva is yellowish white, 5.5-6.0 mm long, 2 mm wide.
Carpomya schineri: common, the adult larva 8-10 mm long, bone-white

references

Balduf (1959a), Baugnée (2006a); Jermy T & Balázs K (eds), 1988-1996. A növényvédelmi állattan kézikönyve [Handbook of agricultural zoology]. 1-6. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest; Smit (2010a).

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