Aulagromyza jaceicaulis (Hering, 1960)

on Centaurea

parasite

The larca makes a gallery, conspicuous because of its red colour, in the bark of the peduncle, below the flower heads; puparium in the mine.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Centaurea jacea.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva

Anterior spiraculum as a short horn with ± 5 papillae; rear spiracular unusually close together, each one with 3 papillae (Hering).

puparium

Yellow or black.

synonyms

Phytagromyza jaceicaulis.

references

Buhr (1964a), Hering (1960a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Zoerner (1971b).

mod 21.iii.2018