Tetramesa airae (von Schlechtendal, 1891)

on Deschampsia

gall

Swelling of one of the higher internodes pf the culm. The plant is stunted in its growth and the development of the inflorescence. The gall itself consists of eight or more separate gall chambers. The larvae hibernate in the gall and pupate in the spring.

hostplants

Poaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Avenella flexuosa; Deschampsia cespitosa.

synonyms

Harmolita, Tetramesa ruebsaameni Hedicke, 1921.

references

Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Henneicke, Dawah & Jervis (1992a), Houard (1908a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a).

mod 23.v.2018