Chamaecyparis spec., Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Mol © Carina Van Steenwinkel
the larva forms itself a cavity in the developing seed
several larvae in a cone
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, Denmark © Simon Haarder: cocoon in opened, galled cone
larva and disfigured seed
The cones are somewhat malformed and discoloured. The seeds are distorted, because a cavity has been formed in which a larva lies. The young larva is pale yellow, later it turns orange. The larva hibernates in a coccon in the gall, and pupates there in spring.
Jaapiella, Janetiella, siskiyou; Craneiobia lawsonianae de Meijere, 1935.
Like its hostplant originally a North American species. The first European records were in the Netherlands in 1931 (de Meijere, 1935a).
Barnes (1951a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a, 2013a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Haarder, Bruun, Harris & Skuhravá (2016a), Harris (2004a), de Meijere (1935a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2009b), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a).