Oligotrophus loewianus Kieffer, 1909

on Carex

gall

like the gall of Wachtliella caricis, but the larva is red with a crescent-shaped spatula.

hostplants

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex arenaria.

notes

the systematical position of this species is unclear; the placement in Oligotrophus is antiquated.

references

Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Kieffer (1909a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a).

mod 29.iv.2018