Dasineura loewiana Rübsaamen, 1917

on Vicia

Dasineura loewiana: galls on Vicia spec.

Vicia spec., Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár © László Érsek

Dasineura loewiana: galls on Vicia spec.

gal

Dasineura loewiana: larvae + inquiline

larvae; the white larva is an inquiline

Dasineura loewiana: larvae

larven

gall

Leaflets are folded upwards over the midrib, strongly swollen, abnormally short. Inside one or more pale red (or pale orange?) larvae. Galls often in chaotic knots. At least two generations per year; pupation in the soil.

hostplants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Vicia cracca, hirsuta, tenuifolia, tetrasperma, villosa.

notes

Without breeding the galls of D. loewiana, spadicea, and viciae cannot be distinguished with certainty. The identification of the pictures above therefore is with reservation.

references

Buhr (1965a), Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Docters van Leeuwen (1936a), Flügel (2016a), Lehmann & Flügel (2012a), O’Connor & Wistow (1999a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsaamen (1917a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Stelter (1992b), Sylvén (1983a), Tomasi (2012a).

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