Aylax minor Hartig, 1840

on Papaver

Aylax minor: mass infestation of Papaver rhoeas

Papaver rhoeas, Alkmaar: the bluish-green, matt, somewhat oval fruits are healthy; the somewhat shorter and more globular, shining green fruits are all infested!

Aylax minor: galls on Papaver rhoeas

Papaver rhoeas, België, prov. Hainaut, Mouscron, Argilière de Sterreberg © Stéphane Claerebout

Aylax minor: galls on Papaver rhoeas

length section of the galled fruit

Aylax minor: galls on Papaver rhoeas

transverse section

gall

the individual galls are unilocular and attached to a septum; they derive from a galled seed.

host plants

Papaveraceae, monophagous

Papaver argemone, dubium, hybridum, rhoeas.

synonyms

Aulax minor.

notes

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

references

Bellmann (2012a), Buhr (1965a), Cerasa (2015a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Eady & Quinlan (1963a), Gómez Sanchez (2008a), Hellrigl (2009a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Katilmiş & Kiyak (2011b), Melika (2006a), Melika & Karimpour (2012a), Nieves-Aldrey (1984a, 2001a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Pujade-Villar & Schiopu (2015a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Tomasi (2014a).

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