Aylax hypecoi Trotter, 1913

Hymenoptera, Cynipidae

on Hypecoum

gall

The fruit of Hypecoum consist of a cylindrical pod, that falls apart in one-seeded partial fruits. One to five of these partial fruits can be transformed into a small, unilocular gall, while the other partial segments develop into much larger normal partial fruits. Galls in which a male wasp develops are clearly smaller than “female” galls.

hostplants

Papaveraceae, monophagous

Hypecoum imberbe, littorale, pendulum, procumbens.

notes

Species not mentioned in the Fauna Europaea (2013); known from Algeria, Greece, Bulgaria, Armenia, and Turkmenistan.

references

Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Katılmış & Kıyak (2008a, 2011b), Kemal & Koçak (2010a). Melika (2006a), Melika & Karimpour (2012a), Nieves‐Aldrey & Melika (2005a), Stojaneva & Draganov (2008a).

15/01/2017

mod 28.vi.2017