Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Asphondylia scopuli

Asphondylia scopuli Dorchin & Mifsud, 2014

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

on Atriplex

gall

green tot pink, fleshy, globular, 4-5 mm large bud galls in the leaf axils. Each gall contains a single chamber, its inside lined with white mycelium. Apparently univoltine, adults appear in May.

hostplants

Amaranthaceae, monophagous

Atriplex lanfrancoi.

notes

the hostplant is an endemic of Malta, living on vertical sea cliffs.

references

Dorchin, Mifsud & Askew (2014a).

04/07/2016

Last modified 28.vi.2017