Ctenomeropsis nigra (Waltl, 1835)

on Erica

Ctenomeropsis nigra: gall on Erica arborea

Erica arborea, Spain, Spanje, prov. Barcelona, Terrassa © Jordi Montobbio

Ctenomeropsis nigra: gall on Erica arborea

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gall

Usually lateral swelling of a branch. Inside a single, legless, crooked weevil larva.

hostplants

Ericaceae, monophagous

Erica arborea, australis, carnea, scoparia, tetralix.

synonyms

Nanophyes niger.

references

Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Formánek & Melichar (1916a), Houard (1909a).

mod 11.ix.2018