Janetiella potentillogemmae Skuhravá, 2011

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

on Potentilla

gall

lateral buds are modified and enlarged to oval, strongly hairy galls; the gall chamber contains a number (up to 26!) orange larvae, or cocoons with pupae.

hostplants

Rosaceae, narrowly monophagous

Potentilla recta.

notes

Can perhaps be deployed in the biological control of P. recta, that in North America is a noxious and highly invasive weed.

references

Gagné & Jaschhof (2914a), Skuhravá, Grosskopf, Schaffner & Turanli (2011a).

05/08/2015

mod 28.vi.2017