Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tetramesa scheppigi

Tetramesa scheppigi (von Schlechtendal, 1921)

on Stipa


The axis of the spikelet is unusually long and has a swelling of the size and shape of a grain of rice. The solitary larva pupates in the gall. Houard states that the gall has two or three wing-like expansions.


Poaceae, monophagous

Stipa borysthenica, eriocaulis subsp. austriaca, pennata.


Harmolita, Isosoma, scheppigi.


Buhr (1965a), Claridge (1961a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1908a), Popescu (2001a).

Last modified 17.xii.2018