Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tetramesa romana

Tetramesa romana (Walker, 1873)

on Arundo


The tips of the young shoots are swollen; the elongation of the internodes is inhibited.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Arundo donax, plinii.

parasitoids, predators

Gugolzia harmolitae.


The species is parthenogenetic. In subtropical regions deployed in the biological control of the highly invasive Giant Cane.


Claridge (1961a), Goolsby & Moran (2009a), Moran & Goolsby (2009a), Racelis, Moran, Goolsby, ao (2011a).

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