Janetiella convolvuli Mirumyan & Skuhravá, 2017

on Convolvulus

parasite

The flower buds are swollen till 5 or 10 mm, abnormally whitish hairy, and remain closed. Inside 3-6 pink-orange,± 3 mm long larvae that pupate in the soil. Larvae sometimes also in disfigured leaf buds.

host plants

Convolvulaceae, monophagous

Convolvulus arvensis.

phenology

More than three generations per year.

distribution within Europe

Armenia.

larva

Janetiella convolvuli: spatula

spatula (from Mirumyan & Skuhravá).

references

Mirumyan & Skuhravá (2017a).

mod 4.iii.2019