Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Planetella arenariae

Planetella arenariae (Rübsaamen, 1899)

on Carex

Planetella arenariae: galls on Carex arenaria

Carex arenaria, France, dép. Nord, Zuydcoote © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Planetella arenariae: gall on Carex arenaria

a single gall


Cluster of small egg-shaped galls at the base of the stem, mostly hidden in the ground; the stem above mostly stunted. Larva solitary. Usually bivoltine, hibernation and pupation within the gall.


Cyperaceae, monophagous

Carex acuta, acutiformis, arenaria, caryophyllea, davalliana, hirta, murricata, nigra, praecox.

mainly on C. arenaria.


Planetella arenariae: spatula

spatula with papillae (from Möhn, 1955a)


Dyodiplosis, Hormomyia, arenariae.


Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Docters van Leeuwen (1936a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1908a), Kieffer (1901c), Möhn (1955a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsaamen (1912a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2004a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1999a, 2021a: 65), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Vikberg (2011a).

Last modified 24.vii.2022