Insect galls of Restinga de Marambaia (Barra de Guaratiba, Rio de Janeiro, RJ).

Brazilian journal of biology = Revista brasleira de biologia

PubMedID: 27097094

Maia VC, Silva LO. Insect galls of Restinga de Marambaia (Barra de Guaratiba, Rio de Janeiro, RJ). Braz J Biol. 2016;.
Thirty-one morphotypes of insect galls and two flower damages were found on 16 families, 22 genera and 24 plant species in Restinga de Marambaia (Barra de Guaratiba, Rio de Janeiro, RJ). Fabaceae and Myrtaceae were the plant families with the greatest richness of insect galls (4 and 6 morphotypes, respectively), and the greatest number of galled plants (four and three species, respectively). Galls were mostly found on leaves and stems (77% and 10%, respectively). The galling insects are represented by Diptera, Lepidoptera, and Hemiptera. The majority of the galls (81%) were induced by gall midges (Cecidomyiidae: Diptera).