Jaapiella chelidonii Fedotova, 2008

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

on Chelidonium

Jaapiella chelidonii in gall on Chelidonium majus

Chelidonium majus, Denmark © Simon Haarder

Jaapiella chelidonii in gall on Chelidonium majus

cut-out of the same picture

gall

white, gregarious larvae in the disfigured flower buds.

hostplants

Papaveraceae, monophagous

Chelidonium majus.

notes

This species was described from Russia, and is recorded now from western Europe for the first time. Unpublished larvae of Jaapiella spec. in flowers of Chelidonium majus are known from Hamburg, 1929 (Keith Harris in litt. to Simon Haarder).

references

Gagné & Jaschhof (2014), Haarder, Bruun, Harris & Skuhravá (2016a).

17/10/2016

pub 17.x.2016 · mod 28.vi.2017