? on Melilotus alba

Coleoptera, ? Curculionidae

on Melilotus

unknown gall on Melilotus alba

Melilotus alba, Belgium, prov, Namur, Maizeret © Jean-Yves Baugnée

unknown cecidomyiid on Melilotus alba

larva

unknown cecidomyiid on Melilotus alba

This gall contained at least six larvae – dead, breeding them had failed

unknown gall on Melilotus alba

Melilotus alba, Goeree, a normal fruit and a galled one; leg. Ben van As

unknown gall on Melilotus alba, parasitoid

The three galls found contained exuvia and pupae,respectively, of a chalcid, up to at least four invididuals per gall: Sigmophora brevicornis (Panzer, 1804) (Eulophidae, Tetrastichinae; det. Theo Gijswijt).

unknown gall on Melilotus alba, parasitoid

pupa, ventral view

note

No indication of the identity of this gall could be found in the literature.

06/09/2015