Xestophanes potentillae (Retzius in De Geer, 1783)

Hymenoptera, Cynipidae

on Potentilla

Xestophanes potentillae: galls on Potentilla spec.

Potentilla spec., België, prov. Limburg, Gelinden © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Xestophanes potentillae: galls on Potentilla spec.

many small gall together

Xestophanes potentillae: galls on Potentilla spec.

usully less

Xestophanes potentillae: galls on Potentilla spec.

galls mainly near the base of the petiole

Xestophanes potentillae galls

Potentilla reptans, Belgium, Liége, along the river Meuse near Pont Atlas © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Xestophanes potentillae galls

sometimes a short chain

Xestophanes potentillae gall

single galls may fuse

Xestophanes potentillae galls

length section

gall

One or two generations; hibernation and pupation in the gall.

hostplants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Potentilla argentea, ? aurea, ? grandiflora, heptaphylla, incana, inclinata, pimpinelloides, reptans, silesiaca, sterilis.

synonyms

Xestophanes abbreviatus Thomson, 1877; foveicollis Thomson, 1877.

references

Bellmann (2012a), Buhr (1965a), Chinery (2011a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Flügel (2016a), Hellrigl (2009a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Kwast (2014a), Koops (2013a), Melika (2006a), Nieves-Aldrey (2001a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Pellizzari (2010a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Tomasi (2014a).

14/01/2017

pub 14.i.2017 · mod 28.vi.2017