Planetella tumorifica (Rübsaamen, 1899)

on Carex

Planetella tumorifica: gall on Carex spec.

Carex spec., Belgium, prov. Hainaut, Virelles © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Planetella tumorifica: gall on Carex spec.

detail

Planetella tumorifica: gall on Carex spec.

larva

Planetella tumorifica: spatula

tip of the spatula

gall

Leaves at their bases gradually inflating, with a number of less than 5 mm long, slender, fusiform, unilocular galls. Larvae solitary.

hostplants

Cyperaceae, monophagous

Carex acutiformis, pseudocyperus, riparia.

larva

Planetella tumorifica: spatula

spatula (from Möhn, 1955a)

synonyms

Diplolaboncus tumorificus; Hormomyia tumorifica.

references

Buhr (1964b), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1908a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Tomasi (2014a).

mod 24.v.2018