Dasineura tubicoloides Gagné, 2004

on Cytisus

Dasineura tubicola: galls on Cytisus scoparius

Cytisus scoparius, galls (from Houard, 1909a)

Dasineura tubicoloides gall

Cytisus scoparius, Belgium, prov.Brabant Wallon, Chaumont-Gistoux © Jean-Yves Baugnée

gall

A lateral bud has been transformed in a tube with a two- of four-toothed top. The larva lives in the basal part of the tube. The section above the larva is clad at the inside with upwards directed hairs that prevent access to the larva, but permit an easy passage to the larva when it quits the gall to pupate in the soil.

hostplants

Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous

Cytisus albus, eriocarpus, grandiflorus, hirsutus, scoparius, striatus.

synonyms

Cecidomyia, Dasineura, Perrisia, tubicola (Kieffer, 1889), preocc.

notes

The white line on the picture probably is a mine of Leucoptera spartifoliella, a bark miner.

references

Béguinot (2000b, 2006a, 2007b), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Kieffer (1890a, 1891a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997b, 1999a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

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