Glocianus punctiger (Sahlberg, 1835)

on dandelion

Glocianus puntiger: larva in dandelion flower head

larva in a capitulum (from Bowser)

parasite

One or several eggs are fixed to the inner wall of the hollow peduncle, just below the flower head. The larva enters the flower head and feeds on the developing fruits. Pupation in the soil.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Taraxacum officinale.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

synonyms

Ceutorhynchus punctiger.

references

Bowser (2016a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Dieckmann & Herger (1985a), Honek & Martinkova (2005a), McAvoy, Kok & Trumble (1983a), Morris (1982a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

mod 4.vi.2019