Xenodiplosis laeviusculi (Rübsaamen, 1910)

on Quercus

Xenodiplosis laeviusculi parasitising Neuroterurus quercusbaccarum

Quercus robur, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Mol, Heidenhuizen 25.ix.2019, parasitising on Neuroterus quercusbaccarum © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Xenodiplosis laeviusculi: spatula

spatula

Xenodiplosis laeviusculi: sternal papillae

sternal papillae

Xenodiplosis laeviusculi: anal papillae

anal papillae

Xenodiplosis laeviusculi: anal papillae

anal papillae

Xenodiplosis laeviusculi: spatula

Quercus robur, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Meerhout, Keyfheide 26.ix.2019, parasitising on Neuroterus quercusbaccarum © Carina Van Steenwinkel: spattula

Xenodiplosis laeviusculi: anal papillae

anal papillae

gall

inquiline of Neuroterus albipes, less often also N. quercusbaccarum: lives in the space between the dish-shaped gall and the leaf. The larvae are red to orange.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus petraea, robur.

synonyms

Allodiplosis laeviusculi.

notes

The galls of Neuroterus albipennis and N. quercusbaccarum are both parasitised by the larvae of Parallediplosis galliperda and Xenodiplosis laeviusculi. The difference between the two parasites can be seen at the anal segment of the larvae.

references

Csóka (2012a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014), O’Connor (2002a), Rübsaamen (1910d, 1911a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Dengler (1997a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

mod 1.x.2019