Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Xestophanes potentillae

Xestophanes potentillae (Retzius in De Geer, 1783)

on Potentilla

Xestophanes potentillae: galls on Potentilla spec.

Potentilla spec., België, prov. Limburg, Gelinden © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Xestophanes potentillae: galls on Potentilla spec.

many small galls together

Xestophanes potentillae: galls on Potentilla spec.

usually less

Xestophanes potentillae: galls on Potentilla spec.

galls mainly near the base of the petiole

Xestophanes potentillae galls

Potentilla reptans, Belgium, Liége, along the river Meuse near Pont Atlas © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Xestophanes potentillae galls

sometimes a short chain

Xestophanes potentillae gall

single galls may fuse

Xestophanes potentillae galls

length section

gall

One or two generations; hibernation and pupation in the gall.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Potentilla argentea, ? aurea, ? grandiflora, heptaphylla, incana, inclinata, pimpinelloides, reptans, silesiaca, sterilis.

synonyms

Xestophanes abbreviatus Thomson, 1877; foveicollis Thomson, 1877.

parasitoids, predators

Eupelmus barai, messene, microzonus. seculatus, vesicularis; Eurytoma rufipes, potentillae; Gelis papaveris; Ormyrus destefanii, diffinis, rufimanus; Pteromalus isarchus; Sycophila concinna.

references

Askew, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2001a), Askew, Plantard, Gómez, ao (2006a), Bellmann (2012a), Buhr (1965a), Chinery (2011a), Cobo, Ribes & Pujade-Villar (2016a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Eady & Quinlan (1963a), Flügel (2016a), Fusu (2017a), Gómez, Hernández Nieves, Garrido Torres, ao (2006a), Gomez & Nieves-Aldrey (2012a), Hellrigl (2009a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Kwast (2014a), Koops (2013a), Melika (2006a), Nieves-Aldrey (1984a, 1994a, 2001a), Nieves-Aldrey & Askew (2002a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Pellizzari (2010b), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Tomasi (2014a), Zerova & Seryogina (2006a).

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