Dasineura alpestris (Kieffer, 1909)

on Arabis

Dasineura alpina: gall on Arabis alpina subsp. caucasica

Arabis alpina subsp. caucasica, GD Luxembourg, Hollenfels © Sébastien Carbonelle

Dasineura alpina: gall on Arabis alpina subsp. caucasica

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gall

The bases of the leaves are swollen and broadened, and the leaves are bunched together, forming a dense, often hairy, cluster. Larvae gregarious, red. There are several generations (at low altitudes; higher in the mountains just one); summer larvae pupate in the gall in a white cocoon, those of the winter generation hibernate in the soil.

hostplants

Brassicaceae, monophagous

Arabis alpina & subsp. caucasica, aubretioides, hirsuta, stelleri.

references

Barnes (1948a), Béguinot (2006a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonelle (2015a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2004a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997a, 1999a,b, 2003a, 2005b, 2007a, 2010a, 2012a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2002a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen, 2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tomasi (2014a).

mod 10.xi.2017