Didymomyia tiliacea (Bremi, 1847)

on Tilia

Didymomyia tiliacea galls

Tilia platyphyllos, Belgium, prov. Namur, Grands Malades: young galls © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Didymomyia tiliacea galls


Didymomyia tiliacea gall

Tilia platyphyllos, Rijckholt, Savelsbosch

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upperside (left) and vertical section (right: an inner gall hasn’t yet differentiated)

Didymomyia tiliacea: section through gall

Tilia spec., Belgium, prov. Namur, Viroinval, Vierve-sur-Viroin, Chapelle Saint-Joseph: section through the gall, with differentiated inner gall; © Stéphane Claerebout

Didymomyia tiliacea: mature gall on Tilia

the inner gall, ready to drop

Didymomyia tiliacea: inner gall

final stage


Larva whitish or pale yellow, in a single generation; the larve hibernates within the inner gall, and pupates in spring.


Malvaceae, monophagous

Tilia cordata, x europaea, platyphyllos & subsp. cordifolia, tomentosa.


Didymomyia tiliacea: spatula

prosternum with spatula (from Möhn, 1955a)


Didymomyia, HHromomyia, reaumuriana (Löw, 1878); Oligotrophus reaumurianus.


the ontogeny of the very first stages of the gall is described by Rohfritsch (2011a).


Barnes (1951a), Béguinot (2002e,f, 2006c, 2007a), Bellmann (2012a), Buhr (1965a), Chinery (2011a), Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Flügel (2011a), Gagné (2010a), Hellrigl (2006a, 2010a), Houard (1909a), Ilie & Marinescu (2011a), Kieffer (1891a), Kollár (2007a, 2011a), Koops (2013a), Lambinon, Schneider & Feitz (2001b), Lehmann & Flügel (2012a), Lehmann & Hannover (2016a), Möhn (1955a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rohfritsch (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Schneider (2016a), Simova-Tošić & Skuhravá (2001a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a, 2004a, 2007a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skrzypczyńska (2007a), Skuhravá (2006a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a,b, 1997a,b, 1999a, 2005c, 2006a, 2010a, 2012a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Buhr (2013a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Carbonnelle (2017a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Hellrigl (2001a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Stănescu (2009a), Tomasi (2003a, 2014a).

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