Iraella hispanica Nieves-Aldrey, 2005

Hymenoptera, Cynipidae

on Papaver

gall

The flower bud is transformed into a 2.5 cm large dense leafy bunch, enclosing an irregular cavity with two to six larval chambers. Univoltine, hibernation and pupation in the dried gall.

hostplants

Papaveraceae, monophagous

Papaver dubium, rhoeas.

notes

Because the gall is quite conspicuous, but nevertheless was only found as late as in 2005, its distribution probably is limited to NE Spain.

references

Nieves-Aldrey (2005a), Pujade-Villar & Schiopu (2015a).

15/01/2017

mod 28.vi.2017