Taeniapion rufescens (Gyllenhal, 1833)

on Urtica

parasite

Larvae and pupae in the stems; the text of Friedman & Freidberg (“stem walls and nods”) suggests that galling might be involved.

host plants

Urticaceae, monophagous

Urtica pilulifera, urens.

Ehret indicates as host plants Parietaria diffusa, officinalis, but Friedman & Freidberg argue that this must be incorrect.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

references

Ehret (1990a, 1992a), Friedman & Freidberg (2007a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a).

mod 15.v.2019