Dasineura pyri

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Dasineura pyri leaf curling damage on pear leaves (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Giancarlo Dessì
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Dasineura pyri (Bouché) - (pear leaf-curling midge)

The larvae damage the shoots of pear trees, causing the leaves to curl up.

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Birnenblatt-Gallmücke
• English: pear leaf-curling midge
• Español: cecidómido de las hojas del peral
• Français: cécidomyie des feuilles du poirier

Publications covering Dasineura pyri

Journal of Insect Behavior (2006) 19, 99-113
W.R.M. Sandanayaka and J.G. Charles (2006)
Host location and ovipositional behavior of Platygaster demades Walker (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae), an egg parasitoid of apple and pear leaf curling midges