Lathronympha strigana (Hübner, 1799)

red piercer

on Hypericum

Lathronympha strigana: gall on Hypericum perforatum

Hypericum perforatum, Bergen op Zoom: the sepals are somewhat attenuated, otherwise the bud looks normal

Lathronympha strigana: gall on Hypericum perforatum

the petals within remain colourless, and the anthers are swollen

Lathronympha strigana: gall on Hypericum perforatum

what remains in the end is an enlarged bud, completely eaten out, finally turning brown

host plants

Hypericaceae, monophagous

Hypericum perforatum.

synonyms

Semasia hypericana (Hübner, 1799).

references

Disqué (1905a), Roskam (2009a).

mod 16.x.2019