Myopites stylatus (Fabricius, 1794)

Diptera, Tephritidae

on Dittrichia

Myopites stylatus: gall in flower head of Dittrichia viscosa

Dittrichia viscosa, Sardinia, Santa Teresa Gallura © Luigi Lenzini

Myopites stylatus: gall on Dittrichia viscosa

Dittrichia viscosa, Spain, prov. Barcelona, Cornellà de Llobrega © Jordi Montobbio: young galll

Myopites stylatus: gall on Dittrichia viscosa

Dittrichia viscosa, Spain, prov. Barcelona, Terrassa © Jordi Montobbio: detail

Myopites stylatus: gall on Dittrichia viscosa

Dittrichia viscosa, Spain, prov. Barcelona. Sant Quize del Vallés © Jordi Montobbio: mature gall

Myopites stylatus: gall on Dittrichia viscosa

Dittrichia viscosa, Spain, prov. Barcelona, Sabadell © Jordi Montobbio: old gall

gall

The receptaculum is transformed into a smooth sphere; a few galled achenes, crowned by pappus hairs emerge as narrow cones from the gall; the other achenes are aborted and are arranged around the gall.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Dittrichia vicosa.

synonyms

Dauphin & Aniosbehere and many authors on the internet designate this species as M. limbardae (Schiner, 1863).
The Fauna Europaea (1963) does not mention this name, but several internet sources indicate that M. stylatus should be the valid name.

references

Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Franco-Micán, Castro & Campos, (2020a), Freidberg (1979a).

03/02/2014

pub 30.xi.2014 · mod 28.vi.2017