Ametrodiplosis duclosii (Tavares, 1930)

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

on Stellaria

Ametrodiplosis duclosii: gall on Stellaria alsine

Stellaria alsine, Belgium, prov. Namur, Chimay, Forge-Jean-Petit, les Hauts-Marais; leg Sébastien Carbonnelle, foto © Stéphane Claerebout

Ametrodiplosis duclosii: gall on Stellaria alsine

gall also terminal

Ametrodiplosis duclosii: gall on Stellaria alsine

the gall consists of two adpressed leaves

Ametrodiplosis duclosii: pupa

pupation within the gall

gall

Lateral, more rarely terminal buds transformed into a unilocular gall of c. 5 mm length. Larva solitary. Pupation in the gall. Univoltine.

hostplants

Caryophyllaceae, (narrowly?) monophagous

Stellaria alsine, graminea.

S. alsine is a new hostplant.

synonyms

Nouryodiplosis duclosii.

references

Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Stelter (1961a).

23/08/2015

mod 28.vi.2017