Oscinella vastator (Curtis, 1845)

Diptera, Chloropidae

on Festuca s.l., Phleum

gall

biology like that of Oscinella frit, distinguishable from that species only after breeding.

hostplants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Agrostis capillaris; Alopecurus pratensis; Bromopsis inermis; Festuca rubra; Lolium multiflorum, perenne; Phleum pratense; Poa trivialis; Schedonorus pratensis.

Preference for Lolium and Schedonorus; not on cereals.

references

Buhr (1964b), Nartshuk & Andersson (2012a), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a).

31/05/2014

mod 18.vii.2017