Aulacidea follioti Barbotin, 1972

Hymenoptera, Cynipidae

on Sonchus

Aulacidea follioti: gall on Sonchus asper

Sonchus asper, Belgium, prov. Liège, Blegny © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Aulacidea follioti: gall on Sonchus asper

opened gall

Aulacidea follioti: larva in its gall

larva: : the weak mouthparts are characteristic for a cynipid

gall

Weak swellings, up to 8 mm thick, of the stem, preferably high in the plant. The gall contains some gall chambers with a diameter of 3 mm, that are more or less coalescing. Univoltine, hibernation and pupation in the gall.

hostplants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Sonchus asper.

notes

the larva is described by Gómez Sanchez (2008a).

references

Bowdrey (2009a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gómez Sanchez (2008a), Nieves-Aldrey (2001a, 2004a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a).

06/08/2015

mod 28.vi.2017