Ophiomyia cichorii Hering, 1949

on Cichorium

parasite

The larva mines in the bark of the stem. Pupation in the mine.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Cichorium intybus.

A reference by Masetti ao from Sonchus asper needs further confirmation.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva

Rear spiraculum with 9-10 papillae.

puparium

Almost black.
Ophiomyia cichorii: spiraculum

rear spiracula of the puparium (from de Meijere).

references

Hering (1949b), Masetti, Lanzoni, Burgio & Süss (2004a), de Meijere (1950), Spencer (1964a), Süss (1999a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

mod 13.iii.2018