Tetramesa poae (von Schlechtendal, 1891)

on Poa

gall

Swelling of the culm, in shape and size similar to a grain of wheat, that erupts out of the leaf sheath. This gall is initially green, later brown, and has a smooth and shiny, finely striate surface. Larva orange-red (Houard).

hostplants

Poaceae, narrowly monophaggous

Poa nemoralis.

synonyms

Isosoma poae; Harmolita, Tetramesa poicola Hedicke, 1921.

references

Buhr (1965a), Claridge (1961a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1908a), Roskam (2009a).

mod 30.vii.2018