Melanobaris laticollis (Marsham, 1802)

on Brassica

gall

the larvae tunnel in de parts arond the root collar, sometimes causing weak swelling.

host plants

Brassicaceae, oligophagous

Brassica oleracea; Cakile maritima; Diplotaxis muralis; Erysimum cheiranthoides; Matthiola incana; Raphanus sativus; Sisymbrium.

synonyms

Baris laticollis.

notes

this species belongs to a large group all having a comparable biology; for an identification breeding is required.

references

Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Houard (1908a), Morris (1982a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

mod 8.iv.2019