Dasineura fructum (Rübsaamen, 1895)

on Cerastium

Dasineura fructum: gall on Cerastium spec.

Cerastium spec., Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Olen, Olen’s Broek, 9.vi.2010 © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Dasineura fructum: gall on Cerastium spec.

gall, lighted from behind, with larvae

Dasineura fructum: larvae

opened gall

Dasineura fructum: larva

larva

Dasineura fructum: gall on Cerastium spec.

Cerastium spec., Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Kasterlee, de Tikkebroeken, 11.vi.2019 © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Dasineura fructum: larvae

this gall contained 10 larvae

Dasineura fructum: larvae

closer look

Dasineura fructum: larvae

contrariwise, this large gall

Dasineura fructum: larva

contained but one larva

Dasineura fructum: gall on Cerastium fontanum

Cerastium fontanum, Denmark © Simon Haarder

Dasineura fructum: larvae

two larvae between the seeds

gall

The fruits are only slightly enlarged. Within 1-10, very agile, orange, larvae. Pupation in the soil.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Cerastium fontanum & subsp. vulgare, pumilum, semidecandrum.

synonyms

Dichelomyia, Perrisia, fructum. The spelling “fructuum” is incorrect.

references

Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Haarder, Bruun, Harris & Skuhravá (2016a), Harris & Frankum (2012a), Houard (1908a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rübsaamen (1895c), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tomasi (2012a).

mod 13.vi.2019