Rabdophaga giraudiana Kieffer, 1898

on Populus

gall

Inconspicuous elongated swelling of young twigs. Under the bark live numerous orange larvae, each in its own cell. Univoltine, pupation within the gall. After the midges have emerged the gall has numerous fine holes. Because of the numerous gall chambers local rotting may occur. In any case as long as the gall is occupied the bark remains fully intact.

hostplants

Salicaceae, monphagous

Populus alba, tremula.

synonyms

Dasineura, Rhabdophaga, giraudiana.

references

Barnes (1951a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1908a), Redfern & Shirley (2012a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravý, Skuhravá & Brewer (1997a).

mod 24.v.2018