Rhodus cyprius (Houard, 1919)

on Salvia

Rhodus cyprius: gall on Salvia fruticosa

Salvia fruticosa, Greece, Crete, Phaistos, 24.iv.2017 © Cor Zonneveld

Rhodus cyprius: gall on Salvia fruticosa

detail

Rhodus cyprius: gall on Salvia fruticosa

another specimen

Rhodus cyprius: old gall on Salvia fruticosa

Salvia fruticosa, Greece, Crete, Kavousi, 31.iii.2017 © Cor Zonneveld: old gall with exit openings

gall

rotund swelling of the stem, 15 mm in diameter, densely hairy, multilocular, crowned with bunch of leaves.

host plants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Salvia fruticosa.

synonyms

Rhodus oriundus Quinlan, 1968.

references

Houard (1909 # 4880), Nieves-Aldrey (1994a), Pujade-Villar, Kwast, Thuroczy & Bellido (2002a).

mod 7.iii.2019