Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eurytoma orchidearum

Eurytoma orchidearum (Westwood, 1869)

on Cattleya

gall

On all parts of the plant, but mainly the stem and rhizomes irregular swellings are found, each enclosing a larval chamber with a single hymenopterous larva.

host plants

Orchidaceae, oligophagous

Cattleya.

Almost certainly also on other greenhouse orchids.

synonyms

Isosoma orchidearum.

references

Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1908a), Roskam (2009a).

Last modified 17.xii.2018