Putoniella pruni (Kaltenbach, 1872)

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

on Prunus

Putoniella pruni: gall pn Prunus spinosa

Prunus spinosa, Hungary, Győr-Moson-Sopron county, Halászi © László Érsek

Putoniella pruni: gall pn Prunus spinosa

instead of the midrib the leaf at the upper side shows an elongated narrow slit

Putoniella pruni: gall pn Prunus spinosa

transverse section though the gall

Putoniella pruni: gall pn Prunus spinosa

gall, pulled open

Putoniella pruni: larvae


Putoniella pruni: gall pn Prunus spinosa

the length of the gall is very variable

Putoniella pruni: gall pn Prunus spinosa

very long

Putoniella pruni: gall pn Prunus spinosa

quite short; this gall contained but a single larva

Putoniella pruni: gall on Prunus spinosa

sometines not the midrib but a lateral vein is galled

Putoniella pruni gall

Prunus spinosa, Belgium, prov. Namur, Eprave; © Jean-Yves Baugnée: leaf upperside

Putoniella pruni gall


Putoniella pruni gall

gall on a lateral vein


Larvae orange-yellow, in a single generation (May – June); hibernation in the soil.

Putoniella pruni: galls on Prunus spinosa

Prunus spinosa, France, Cevennes © Ben van As

Putoniella pruni: young larva

immature larva


Rosaceae, monophagous

Prunus domestica & subsp. insititia, fruticosa, spinosa.


Putoniella marsupialis (Löw, 1889).


Dasineura prunicola.


Barnes (1948b), Béguinot (2001c, 2002a, 2005a), Bellido, Ros-Farré & Pujade-Villar (2003a), Bellmann (2012a), Bruun (2015a), Buhr (1965a), Chinery (2011a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Hellrigl (2010a), Ianovici, Matica & Scurtu (2010a), Lambinon, Carbonelle & Claerebout (2015a), Lambinon, Schneider & Feitz (2001b), Lehmann & Hannover (2016a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam & Carbonelle (2015a), Simova-Tošić & Skuhravá (2001a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a, 2004a, 2007a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skrzypczyńska (2007a), Skuhravá (2006a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997a, 1994a,b, 1997a,b, 1999a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Massa (2007a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Stănescu (2009a), Tomasi (2014a).


mod 28.vi.2017