Stenodiplosis phragmicola Sinclair & Ahee, 2013

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

on Phragmites

Stenodiplosis phragmicola: larva in Phragmites australis flower

Phragmites australis, France, dép. Nord, Zuydcote © Sébastien Carbonelle

gall

Larva solitary, develops in a floret, destroying the ovary; pupation in the floret, not in a cocoon.

hostplants

Poaceae, monophagous

Phragmites australis.

notes

the species is described from North America, where reed is an invasive species; it may be assumed the the species occurs in Europe as well, where reed is indigenous. This was the base of the identification of the material iilustrated above.

references

Ahee, Sinclair & Dorken 2013a.

11/03/2017

pub 11.iii.2017 · mod 28.vi.2017