Xenodiplosis laeviusculi (Rübsaamen, 1910)

on Quercus

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.

hostplants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus petraea, robur.

synonyms

Allodiplosis laeviusculi auteur.

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 6.v.2018