Diastrophus rubi (Bouché, 1834)

on Rubus

Diastrophus rubi: gall on Rubus caesius

Rubus caesius, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár, 1.vi.2018 © László Érsek; the openings are made by emerging parasitoids

Diastrophus rubi: gall, transverse section

gall, transverse section

Diastrophus rubi: larva in its gall chamber

larva in its gall chamber

Diastrophus rubi: larva dorsal

larva dorsal

Diastrophus rubi: larva ventral

larva ventral

Diastrophus rubi: gall on Rubus fruticosus

Rubus fruticosus, Flevoland, Reve-Abbertbos © Hans Jonkman: fresh gall

Diastrophus rubi: gall on Rubus spec.

Rubus spec., Dronten, Roggebotbos © Arnold Grosscurt: fresh gall (with tick)

Diastrophus rubi: gall on Rubus spec.

same gall, opened.

Diastrophus rubi gall, opened

Rubus spec, Belgium, prov. Liège, Neuville-en-Condroz, Rognac: opened gall © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Diastrophus rubi old gall

Rubus spec, Belgium, prov. Namur, Dinant: old gall © Jean-Yves Baugnée

gall

A gall contains up to 200 larvae, each in its own cell; they hibernate as larva, pupate in spring; univoltine.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Rubus caesius, fruticosus, gillotii, idaeus, praecox, seebergensis, sulcatus, ulmifolius.

references

Béguinot (2002a,e, 2006a, 2007b), Bellmann (2012a), Blanes-Dalmau, Caballero-López & Pujade-Villar (2017a), Buhr (1965a), Chinery (2011a), Cogolludo (1921a), Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Eady & Quinlan (1963a), Flügel (2016a), Groom (2011a), Hellrigl (2009a, 2010a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Koops (2013a), Kwast (2014a), Lambinon, Carbonnelle & Claerebout (2015a), Lambinon, Schneider & Chevin (2003a), Lehmann & Hannover (2016a), Máca (2012a), Melika (2006a), Nieves-Aldrey (2001a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Tomasi (2003a, 2014a).

mod 3.ii.2019