Dasiops latifrons (Meigen, 1826)

on Cynodon, Cyperus, Elyrtigia

Dasios latifrons: galls on Cynodon dactylon

Cynodon dactylon (from Houard, 1908a)

gall

The internodes of the tips of runners or young shoots are strongly shortened. The leaf sheaths are short and strongly broadened, imbricatedly overlapping; the leaf blades are missing. The result is a braid-like gall of about one decimeter. A single larva, that pupates in the ground.

hostplants

Cyperaceae, narrowly polyphagous

Cynodon dactylon; Cyperus longus; Elytrigia repens.

synonyms

Lonchaea lasiophthalma (Macquart, 1835), L. parvicornis Meigen, 1826.

references

Buhr (1964b), ‪Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1908a), Morge (1959a), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a), Tavares (1905a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

mod 21.viii.2019