Tetramesa brevicollis (Walker, 1836)

on Festuca

Tetramesa brevicollis: gall on Festuca rubra

Festuca rubra; from Claridge (1961a).

Tetramesa brevicollis: gall on Festuca spec.

Festuca spec., Belgium, prov. Hainaut, Binche, Bray-dunes © Sébastien Carbonelle


Well delimited short swelling of the lowest internode of the culm, containing a single gall chamber. The larva hibernates in the gall and pupates in the spring.


Poaceae, monophagous

Festuca glauca, ovina, rubra, stricta subsp. sulcata, valesiaca.


Claridge (1961a), Henneicke, Dawah & Jervis (1992a), Popescu (2004a, 2006a, 2009a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a)

pub 7.x.2015 · mod 8.ix.2017