Ceratapion damryi (Desbrochers des Loges, 1894)

mine

Corridor, exclusively in the midrib; usually a number of mines together. The mature larva makes en elliptic pupal chamber within the mine, in which a cocoon is formed out of hardened intestinal secretion. The beetles bite countless tiny holes in the leave (“maturation feeding”), resembling feeding punctures.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Cynara cardunculus, scolymus.

phenology

First larvae in March-April (Melis, 1941a; Italy).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Southern Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

larva

pupa

Melis (1941a).

synonyms

Apion damryi.

notes

A pest in the artichoke culture.

references

Ehret (1990a), Friedman & Freidberg (2007a), Hering (1957a), Melis (1941a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a).

mod 15.v.2019