Camarotoscena speciosa (Flor, 1861)

on Populus

Camaratoscena speciosa: gall on Populus nigra

Populus nigra, Hungary, Mosonamgyaróvár © László Érsek, mid-May

Camaratoscena speciosa: eggs

eggs

Camaratoscena speciosa: eggs

detail

Camaratoscena speciosa: gall on Populus nigra

gall, one month later (same tree)

Camaratoscena speciosa: gall on Populus nigra

gall, opened

Camaratoscena speciosa: larvae

larvae

Camaratoscena speciosa: larvae & adults

larvae and adults

Camarotoscena speciosa: gall on Populus nigra

Populus nigra, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár © László Érsek; August

Camarotoscena speciosa: larva

larva, dorsal view (wax partly removed)

Camarotoscena speciosa: larva

larva, ventral view

Camarotoscena speciosa: gall on Populus nigra

Populus nigra, Spain, prov. Granada, Sierra Nevada 800-900 m © Javier Gállego, http://jgallego-photography.com

gall

the leaf margins are almost white, rolled upwards, due to psyllid larvae. Probably continuously breeding, hibernation as adult.

hostplants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Populus alba, balsamifera, x berolinensis, canadensis, deltoides, lasiocarpa, nigra, simonii, tremula.

synonyms

Rhinocola speciosa.

notes

contary to the related C. subrubescens, known from almost all of Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2014).

references

Al-Maroof (1990a), Baugnée, Burckhardt & Fassotte (2002a), Buhr (1965a), Burckhardt (1983a, 2002a), Burckhardt & Freuler (2000a), Conci, Rapisarda & Tamanini (1992a), Hellrigl (2004a), Hodkinson & White (1979a), Houard (1908a), Jerinić-Prodanović (2010a), Lambinon Schneider & Feitz (2012a), Malenkovský & Lauterer (2012a), Ossiannilsson (1992a), Seljak (2006a), Stănescu (2009a), Tomasi (2003a, 2014a), White & Hodkinson (1982a).

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