Dasineura on Stellaria graminea

on stitchwort

Dasineura on Stellaria graminea

Stellaria graminea, Belgium, prov. Limbourg, Hasselt, Kermt, 14.vii.2019 © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Dasineura on Stellaria graminea

lightly opened flower bud

Dasineura on Stellaria graminea

opened flower bud with larvae

Dasineura on Stellaria graminea

larva

parasite

Several orange larve in the slightly swollen, closed or half-opened flower bud.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Stellaria graminea.

Possibly also Stellaria holostea.

notes

The species seems to be undescribed. Possibly it concerns the same species as mentioned from flower buds of Stellaria holostea in Roskam (2009). Mainly based on that possibility the illustrated larvae are provisionally placed in the genus Dasineura.

references

Roskam (2009a, “Gallenboek”: 217/218).

mod 19.vii.2019