Liocleonus clathratus (Olivier, 1807)

on Tamarix

Liocleonus clathratus: galls on Tamarix nilotica

Tamarix nilotica, galls (from Gerling ea)

parasite

Unilocular galls, reminding of barnacles, with an exit opening at the top; the galls are 2-3 cm large, the opening almost a cm. The galls occur in groups at the roots, stems and branches. Especially on thin roots and branches op to 20 cm large clumps can develop. Pupation in the gall.

hostplants

Tamaricaceae, monophagous

Tamarix nilotica.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

references

Gerling, Kugler & Lupo (1976a) .

mod 20.ii.2018