Rhopalomyia tanaceticola (Karsch, 1879)

on Tanacetum

Rhopalomyia tanaceticola: galls on Tanacetum vulgare

Tanacetum vulgare, België, prov. Antwerpen, Mol, 29.vii.2018 © Carina Van Steenwinkel: galled florets in the flower head

Rhopalomyia tanaceticola: gall on Tanacetum vulgare

a single galled floret

Rhopalomyia tanaceticola: gall on Tanacetum vulgare

Tanacetum vulgare, België, prov. Antwerpen, Mol, 12.vii.2014 © Carina Van Steenwinkel: galled axillary bud

Rhopalomyia tanaceticola: gall on Tanacetum vulgare

Tanacetum vulgare, België, prov. Antwerpen, Dessel, 29.vi.2014 © Carina Van Steenwinkel: gall on the leaf

Rhopalomyia tanaceticola: galls on Tanacetum vulgare

Tanacetum vulgare, Belgium, prov. Limburg, Bilzen, de Hoefaert © Steve Wullaert

Rhopalomyia tanaceticola gall

Tanacetum vulgare, Tilburg, de Kaaistoep: gall seen from above

Rhopalomyia tanaceticola gall

from the side

Rhopalomyia tanaceticola gall

cut lengthwise

Rhopalomyia tanaceticola gall

Tanacetum vulgare, Luxemburg, Ahn, Palmberg: at times the gall also occurs in an axil or on a leaf, as shown here

Rhopalomyia tanaceticola: larva

Tanacetum vulgare, Stokkum © Arnold Grosscurt: larva (+ parasitoid)

gall

Larva orange coloured, solitary; several generations per year. Pupation in the gall.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Tanacetum vulgare.

exceptionally also Leucanthemum vulgare (Buhr, 1964b).

larva

Rhopalomyia tanaceticola: prosternum

the prosternum has no spatula (from Möhn, 1955a)

synonyms

Hormomyia tanaceticola.

inquilines

The larve are predated upon by the carnivorous cecidomyiid Arthrocnodax jaapi.

references

Bellmann (2012a), Bruun (2015a), Buhr (1964b, 1965a), Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Harris (2008b), Houard (1909a), Kieffer (1891a), Klausnitzer 1967a, Koops (2013a), Lambinon & Romain (2009a), Lambinon, Schneider & Feitz (2001b), Lehmann & Flügel (2012a), Lehmann & Hannover (2016a), Möhn (1955a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a, 2004a), Skrzypczyńska (2007a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997b, 1999a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Buhr (2013a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Elsayed (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Stănescu (2009a), Tomasi (2014a).

mod 16.iii.2019