Parapiesma quadratum (Fieber, 1844)

Hemiptera, Piesmatidae

on Amaranthaceae

gall

the leaf is strongly twirled, the veins and petioles are thickened and twisted.

hostplants

Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Atriplex; Beta vulgaris; Chenopodium album.

synonyms

Piesma quadratum.

notes

The galling is not a direct result of feeding damage by the bug, but by a virus that is transmitted in this way.

references

Buhr (1964b).

24/02/2014

mod 28.vi.2017