Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tetramesa airae

Tetramesa airae (von Schlechtendal, 1891)

on Deschampsia


Swelling of one of the higher internodes pf the culm. The plant is stunted in its growth and the development of the inflorescence. The gall itself consists of eight or more separate gall chambers. The larvae hibernate in the gall and pupate in the spring.


Poaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Avenella flexuosa; Deschampsia cespitosa.


Harmolita, Tetramesa ruebsaameni Hedicke, 1921.


Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Henneicke, Dawah & Jervis (1992a), Houard (1908a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a).

Last modified 23.v.2018