Botanophila seneciella (Meade, 1892)

on Jacobaea

Botanophila seneciella

Jacobaea vulgaris, Belgium, prov. Limburg, Bree, de Luysen © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Botanophila seneciella larva

larva in opened capitulum

Botanophila seneciella, galling capitula of Jacobaea vulgaris

Jacobaea vulgaris, England, Vice County: Berks VC22 © Malcolm Storey, BioImages

gall

the larve feeds on the developing achenes in the capitulum, all the while producing a cone of froth on top of the, slightly swollen, capitulum. Larva solitary.

hostplants

Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Jacobaea incana subsp. carniolica, vulgaris; Senecio ovatus; Tephroseris crispa.

synonyms

Phorbia seneciella.

references

Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dušek (1970a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a).

25/12/2014

pub 25.xii.2014 · mod 15.vii.2017