Asphondylia verbasci (Vallot, 1827)

on Verbascum

Asphondylia verbasci: gall on Verbascum sinuatum

Verbascum sinuatum, Spain, prov. Barcelona, Santa Perpètua de Mogoda © Jordi Montobbio: galled flower bud

Asphondylia verbasci: gall and pupa on Verbascum sinuatum

pupa

Asphondylia verbasci: gall on Verbascum sinuatum

In this relatively old gall the layer of mycelium has turned grey

gall

The flower buds are conspicuously swollen and do not open. The ovary is strongly enlarged; its inner wall is lined with a white mycelium. Larva usually solitary, yolk to brown yellow. Pupation in the gall. Bivoltine.

host plants

Scrophulariaceae, monophagous

Verbascum banaticum, blattaria, chaixii & subsp. austriacum, densiflorum, glabratum subsp. bosnense, lychnitis, nigrum, nobile, orientale, phlomoides, pulverulentum, pyramidatum, sinuatum, speciosum, thapsiforme, thapsus.

larva

Asphondylia verbasci: spatula

spatula with papillae (from Möhn, 1955a)

synonyms

Ischnonyx verbasci; Asphondylia dufouri Kieffer, 1902.

inquilines

Trotteria bochkarevi.

references

Béguinot (2006b), Bellmann (2012a), Buhr (1965a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Docters van Leeuwen (1936a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Harris (1975a), Hellrigl (2006a), Houard (1909a), Löw (1888a), Mirumian (2011a), Möhn (1955a), Roskam (2009a) Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Sánchez, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2012a), Simova-Tošić & Skuhravá (2001a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a, 2004a, 2009a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skrzypczyńska (2007a), Skuhravá, Bayram, Çam ao (2005a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1997a,b, 1999a,b, 2002a, 2004a,b, 2005c, 2006a, 2007a, 2008a, 2009b, 2010a, 2011a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Buhr (2013a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Ebejer (2002a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Kettani (2017a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Massa (2007a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Stănescu (2009a), Tomasi (2003a, 2014a).

mod 4.iii.2019