Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Myopites apicatus

Myopites apicatus Freidberg, 1980

on Pulicaria

Myopites apicatus:  galls on Pulicaria dysenterica

Pulicaria dysenterica, UK, Suffolk, Kelsale x.2019 © Sébastien Carbonelle

Myopites apicatus:  gall on Pulicaria dysenterica

opened flower head, with empty galled fruitlet.

Myopites apicatus gall

Pulicaria dysenterica, Maassluis, Oranjeplassen © Jan Scheffers, det John Smit

Myopites apicatus

a healthy (left) and a galled capitulum

Myopites apicatus larva

larva

Myopites apicatus old gall

Pulicaria dysenterica, Belgium, Bruxelles, Hof ter Musschen: old, vacated gall © Jean-Yves Baugnée

host plants

Asteracee, monophagous

Pulicaria dysenterica.

notes

The keys by Buhr (1965a) and Redfern & Shirley (2011a) lead towards Myopites inulaedysentericae; however, this species lives on Inula hirta and I. salicina, not on Pulicaria.

references

Buhr (1965a), Béguinot (2006c), Freidberg (1979a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Smit (2003a, 2010a), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a).

Last modified 1.ix.2020