Livia crefeldensis Mink, 1855

on Carex

Livia crefeldensis: gall on Carex cf disticha

Carex cf disticha, Belgium, prov. Namur, Gembloux, 5.ix.2018 © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Livia crefeldensis: female imago

female, lateral

Livia crefeldensis: female imago

female, dorsal

gall

the stem bears laterally a short side branch with shortened internodes, bearing a bunch of short, broad, imbricate, often yellowed leaves. Cause by flattened, oval, orange brown larvae.

hostplants

Cyperaceae, oligophagous

Carex disticha, spicata ….

synonyms

Diraphia crefeldensis.

references

Buhr (1964b), Burckhardt (2002a), Hodkinson (2009a), Ossiannilsson (1992a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), White & Hodkinson (1982a).

mod 6.ix.2018