Microplontus melanostigma (Marsham, 1802)

on Matricaria etc.

paraite

the larva tunnels in the stem, perhaps also the receptacle; pupation in the soil.

host plants

Asteraceae-Anthemideae, oligophagous

Anthemis arvensis, cotula, nobilis; Chamaemelum nobile; Matricaria chamomilla, discoidea; Tripleurospermum inodorum.

synonyms

See Morris & Barclay regarding the confusion around Microplontus rugulosus.

references

Behne (1987a [“regulosus”]), Benedikt, Borovec, Fremuth ao (2010a), Buhr (1964a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Germann (2005a), Hoffmann (1954a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Morris & Barclay (2015a), Nilsson (1973a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

mod 7.vi.2019