Geocrypta braueri (Handlirsch, 1884)

on Hypericum

Geocrypta braueri: galls on Hypericum perforatum

Hypericum perforatum, galls (from Houard, 1909a)

Geocrypta braueri: old gall on Hypoerium perforatum

Hypericum perforatum, Belgium, prov. Namur, Nismes © Sébastien Carbonnelle: February!

Geocrypta braueri: old gall on Hypoerium perforatum

another specimen

Geocrypta braueri: old gall with cocoons

gall with four (empty) cocoons

Geocrypta braueri: old gall with cocoons

empty cocoons

Geocrypta braueri: gall on Hypoericum perforatum

Hypericum perforatum, Belgium, prov. Namur, Couvin, Frasnes-lez-Couvin, RN Tienne du Lion © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Geocrypta braueri: opened gall

opened gall

gall

Axillary buds of underground stolons are enlarged, with fleshy, imbricate scales. Each one contains several larvae that pupate in the gall in a cocoon.

hostplants

Hypericaceae, monophagous

Hypericum maculatum, perforatum, pulchrum.

larva

Geocrypta braueri: spatula

prosternum with spatula (from Möhn, 1955a)

synonyms

Perrisia braueri; Geocrypta hypericina Tavares, 1919.

references

Buhr (1964b), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Houard (1909a), Mirumian (2011a), Möhn (1955a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Simova-Tošić (2008a), Skuhravá (1989a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1997a, 1999a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tomasi (2014a).

mod 6.vii.2018