Botanophila phrenione (Séguy, 1937)

Botanophila phrenione: cephalic skeleton of 3rd instar larva

cephalic skeleton of 3rd instar larva (from Dušek)

parasite

The larva develops by consuming the fungal “sleeve” of Epichloë typhina (s.l.); ath the other hand the adult fly contributes to the distribution of the fungal spores.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

synonyms

Phorbia phrenione.

references

Dušek (1969a), Leuchtmann & Michelsen (2015a).

mod 13.iv.2018