Macrolabis stellariae (Liebel, 1889)

on Stellaria

Macrolabis stellariae: gall on Stellaria media

Stellaria media, Italy, Molise, prov. Isernia, Pesche © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Macrolabis stellariae: larva

larva

gall

The topmost pair of leaves is unstalked, somewhat smaller, and thickened; the two are adpressed like a pair of shells. In the pouch that is thus formed some, initially white, later lemon yellow larvae. Pupation in the ground.

hostplants

Caryophyllaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Myosoton aquaticum, Stellaria holostea, media.

synonyms

Cecidomyia stellariae.

references

Bruun (2015a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Docters van Leeuwen (1936a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1908a), Kieffer (1891a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1988a, 1992b, 1994b, 1997a, 1999a,b, 2006a, 2010a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a).

mod 18.vi.2018