Mayetiola moliniae (Rübsaamen, 1895)

on Molinia

Mayetiola moliniae: gall on Molinia caerulea

Molinia caerulea, Belgium, prov. Hainaut, Chimay, Virelles, Aulnaie © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Mayetiola moliniae: gall on Molinia caerulea

gall, lightly opened

Mayetiola moliniae: gall on Molinia caerulea

puparium in the gall

Mayetiola moliniae: puparium

detail

Mayetiola moliniae: gall on Molinia caerulea

several puparia together (the white one is teneral)

Mayetiola moliniae: larva

larva

Mayetiola moliniae: puparium

puparium

gall

Just above the ground, within the leaf sheath, the culm has one or more oval shallow depressions. Each one has a low rim; they not covered by epidermis. In each depression a 3-4 mm long, white, larva, or its puparium.

The larva is described by Ertel (1975a).

Mayetiola moliniae: spatula

spatula (from Kieffer, 1901a)

hostplants

Poaceae, monofaag

Molinia caerulea.

synonyms

Oligotrophus moliniae.

references

Buhr (1965a), Carbonnelle & Guiguet (2018a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Ertel (1975a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Houard (1908a), Kieffer (1901a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rübsaamen (1895a,b), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

mod 24.v.2018