Dasineura leguminicola (Lintner, 1879)

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

on Trifolium

Dasineura leguminicola: galls on Trifolium pratense

Trifolium pratense, Polen, Bialowieza © Sébastien Carbonelle

Dasineura leguminicola: gall on Trifolium pratense

opened gall

Dasineura leguminicola: galls on Trifolium pratense

Trifolium pratense, Flevoland, Reve-Abbertbos © Hans Jonkman

gall

A galled flower remains closed and underdeveloped within the enlarged calyce, and contains one white, later pink larva, that pupates within the gall. Usually many flowers of a flower head ad attacked, giving the head an untidy appearance, and making it firm to the touch. Two or three annual generations; pupation in the soil.

hostplants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Trifolium arvense, bordzilowskyi, hybridum, medium, pratense.

Not on T. repens.

inquilines

The larvae are predated upon by Lestodiplosis pallidicornis and L. trifolii.

references

Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Mirumian (2011a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2009a, 2010a, 2012a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Sylvén (1983a).

05/11/2016

pub 5.xi.2016 · mod 28.vi.2017