Ophiomyia hieracii Spencer, 1964

on Hieracium

parasite

The lava makes a slender gallery mine in the bark of the stem. Pupation in the mine.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Hieracium lachenalii, laevigatum, sabaudum, umbellatum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

puparium

Rear spiraculum with 10 papillae.
Ophiomyia hieracii: puparium

posterior spiracula of the puparium (from de Meijere)

synonyms

Ophiomyia proboscidea (Strobl) is an invalid synonym of O. curvipalpis, but has been misinterpreted by Hering and de Meijere as what is now hieracii.

references

de Meijere (1937a), Pakalniškis (1986a, 1990a, 1994a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Spencer (1964a, 1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Zoerner (1969a).

mod 13.iii.2018