Rabdophaga clavifex (Kieffer, 1891)

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

on Salix

Rabdophaga clavifex: gall on Salix integra

Salix x multinervis, Belgium, prov, Hainaut, Froidchapelle © Sébastien Carbonelle

Rabdophaga clavifex: gall on Salix cinerea

Salix cinerea, Mierlo, Wolfsven; © Arnold Grosscurt

gall

Not only the cluster of 4-12 densely hairy buds is characteristic, but also the distal swelling of the shoot. The full grown larva is orange coloured. They are solitary, one larva per bud. Univoltine, ibernation and pupation within the gall.

hostplants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix aurita, caprea, cinerea, cinerea subsp.oleifolia, elaeagnos, elaeagnos x purpurea, integra, myrsinifolia, repens.

larva

the mature larva is described by Nijveldt & Yukawa (1982a).

synonyms

in the checklist by Gagné & Jaschhof, Rabdophaga repenticola Stelter, 1964 is treated as a synonym of clavifex; however, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a) consider repenticola an autonomous species; an argumentation is not given.

references

Barnes (1951a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a) Gagné (2010a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Máca (2012a), Nijveldt & Yukawa (1982a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonelle (2015a), Simova-Tošić & Skuhravá (2001a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2004a, 2007a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1992b, 1994a, 1999a,b, 2005c, 2010a, 2012a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2003a, 2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a) Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tomasi (2014a).

24/05/2017

pub 24.v.2017 · mod 28.vi.2017