Wachtliella stachydis (Bremi, 1847)

on Stachys

Wachtliella stachydis: gall on Stachys sylvatica

Stachys sylvatica, Belgium, prov. Luxembourg, Paliseul, Fays les Veneurs, vi.2018 @ Sébastien Carbonelle

Wachtliella stachydis: gall on Stachys sylvatica

another specimen

Wachtliella stachydis galls

Stachys sylvatica, France, Isère, Rhône-Alpes, Blandin © Arnold Grosscurt

Wachtliella stachydis larvae

opened gall with larvae

? Wachtliella stachydis: gall on Stachys sylvatica? Wachtliella stachydis: larva (white!)

Stachys sylvatica, Belgium, prov. Namur, Viroinval, Oignies-sur-Thiérache, RaveL: the larva is white – larva still young, or inquiline? © Stéphane Claerebout


Groups of larvae in the upwards rolled, discoloured and somewhat swollen leaf margins, and in the swollen, yellowish of reddish flowers buds and disfigured flowers. Bivoltine. The larvae of the summer generation pupate in the gall, those of the winter generation in the soil.
While describing granulata Kieffer writes about the spatula: yellow, lobes obtuse, a bit longer than wide, incision subtriangular, obtuse.


Lamiaceae, monophagous

Stachys alpina, palustris, recta, sylvatica.


Cecidomyia, Perrisia, stachyidis; Perrisia granulata Kieffer, 1909.


Béguinot (2003b, 2005a, 20006b, 2007b), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Docters van Leeuwen (1936a), Gagné (2010a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Houard (1909a), Kieffer (1891a, 1909a), Koops (2013a), Lambinon, Schneider & Feitz (2001b), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Simova-Tošić & Skuhravá (2001a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a, 2007a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1997a, 1999a,b), 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), Stănescu (2009a), Tomasi (2014a).

mod 19.i.2019