Monochroa cytisella (Curtis, 1837)

bracken neb

on Pteridium

Monochroa cytisella on  Pteridium aquilinum

Pteridium aquilinum, Belgium, prov. Limbourg, Beverlo © Ruben Meert

Monochroa cytisella: larva

larva in the opened gall

Monochroa cytisella: larva

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Monochroa cytisella: gall on Pteridium aquilinum

Pteridium aquilinum, Ede, Edese Bos © Marco de Haas

? Monochroa cytisella: gall on Pteridium aquilinum

it is not certain whether this hairy gall also is the work of M. cytisella

? Monochroa cytisella: gall on Pteridium aquilinum

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gall

Swelling, usually rather weak, 1-3 cm long, brown and hairless, generally of the main rachis. Contains a single red larva.

host plants

Dennstaedtiaceae, monophagous

Pteridium aquilinum.

synonyms

Paltodera cytisella.

references

Baldizzone & Scalercio (2018a), Baran (200a), Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Huemer (2012a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2001a), Kaitila 1996a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Robbins (1991a), Roskam (2009a), Szőcs (1977a), Tomasi (2014a).

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