Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pammene giganteana

Pammene giganteana (Peyerimhoff, 1863)

early oak piercer

on Querus

parasite

Inquiline in the galls of Biorhiza pallida. Pupation in a cocoon in the old gall or under loose bark, etc.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus robur, suber.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as pupa.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Pammene fimbriana (Haworth, 1811); P. inquilina Fletcher, 1938; P. inquilana auct.

notes

Heidrun Meltzer states in Lepidorum that the larva develops among leaves and next, prior to the pupation, passes the summer on various spots, including galls.

references

Aarvik, Bakke, Berg ao (1997a), Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Disqué (1905a), Gielis Huisman, Kuchlein ao (1985a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2001a), Lepiforum (2019), Mannai, Ezzine, Hausmann & Ben Jamâa (2018a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Pröse (1981a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 21.i.2020