Cecconia valerianellae (Thomson, 1877)

on Valerianella

gall

The fruits are more or less irregularly swollen into unilocular galls; the outside shows about six ridges that run from the pedicel to the tip. Galled fruits are shed simultaneously with the normal, ripe fruits.

hostplants

Caprifoliaceae, monophagous

Valerianella carinata, dentata, locusta, rimosa.

references

Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1909a), Nieves-Aldrey (2001a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Tomasi (2014a).

mod 21.vii.2018