Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

unknown on Melilotus albus

unknown on Melilotus albus

unknown gall on Melilotus alba

Melilotus albus, Belgium, prov. Namur, Maizeret © Jean-Yves Baugnée

unknown cecidomyiid on Melilotus albus

larva

unknown cecidomyiid on Melilotus albus

This gall contained at least six larvae – dead, breeding them had failed

unknown gall on Melilotus alba

Melilotus albus, Goeree, a normal fruit and a galled one; leg. Ben van As

unknown gall on Melilotus alba, parasitoid

The three galls found contained exuvia and pupae,respectively, of a chalcid, up to at least four individuals per gall: Sigmophora brevicornis (Panzer, 1804) (Eulophidae, Tetrastichinae; det. Theo Gijswijt).

unknown gall on Melilotus alba, parasitoid

pupa, ventral view

host plants

Fabaceae

plantnaamengenus.

note

No indication of the identity of this gall could be found in the literature.

Last modified 27.viii.2020