Myopites eximia Séguy, 1932

on Limbarda

gall

the receptacle is sclerified and very strongly swollen, both at the upperside and the underside. Inside several vertical gall chambers, each with a maggot or a puparium. Each larva has arrived from an egg that was deposited on a flower, after which he has descended into the receptacle by way of a young achene; that achene is included in the galling process, and evently functions as an exit channel for the fly. The galled achenes stand as cones upon the receptacle.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Limbarda crithmoides.

Dauphin & Aniotsbehere additionally refer to Inula salicina and Pulicaria odora; especially the latter needs confirmation.

synonyms

Myopites frauenfeldi Schiner, 1864.

references

Béguinot (2000b, 2002f), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1909a), Niblett (1940a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Snit (2010a), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a), White (1988a).

mod 21.vii.2018