Asterodiaspis minor (Russell, 1941)

on Quercus

gall

only a microscopical examination allows separation from A. quercicola and A. variolosa; all three species may occur on the same tree.

hostplants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus cerris, coccifera, infectoria & subsp. veneris, ithaburensis, petraea, robur.

synonyms

Asterolacanium minus; Asterodiaspis mina is an incorrectly formed name.

references

Buhr (1965a), Malumphy (2009a), ScaleNet, Spodek, Ben-Dov & Mendel (2013a).

mod 23.xii.2018