Dasineura bragancae (Tavares, 1904)

on Thalictrum

gall

the leaflets are rolled upwards, and strongly bunched together, creating a large, ± globular mass. Inside a number of reddish larvae or their whitish cocoons.

hostplants

Ranunculaceae, (narrowly?) monophagous

Thalictrum speciosissimum.

See the note below.

synonyms

Perrisia bragancae.

notes

The species is described from Portugal, galling “Thalictrum glaucum”. The name of that plant is interpreted by Skuhravá ao as Th. flavum. However, according to the Plant List (2014), glaucum is a synonym of speciosissumum. Moreover, flavum does not occur in Portugal, contrary to speciosissumum, and Houard disscusses flavum and speciosissimum separately.

references

Dauhpin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Houard (1908), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a).

mod 20.vi.2018