Atheroides hirtellus Haliday, 1838

on Poaceae

Atheroides hirtellus (from Wieczorek, 2009)

upperside (left) and underside (from Wieczorek, 2009)

parasiet

Apterae 2-3 mm, long-oval with very short legs and antennae, dorsally dark brown to black, ventrally yellowish. No host plant alternation. The live in small colonies in lengthwise rolled leaves, the tips of the leaves often coloured red.

hostplants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Alopecurus pratensis; Ammophila arenaria; Andropogon; Arrhenatherum elatius; Deschampsia cespitosa; Leymus arenarius.

References to Juncus articulatus probably are inaccurate.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1982a), Lampel & Meier (2003), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1998a), Stroyan (1977a), Wieczorek (2009a, 2010a).

mod 21.i.2018