Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Orellia falcata

Orellia falcata (Scopoli, 1763)

on Tragopogon


initially the larvae feed on the fruits in the capitula; eventually the descend via the receptacle and stem down to live as borers in the rootstok.


Asteraceae, monophagous

Tragopogon pratensis.

According to Smit exclusively on the subspecies T. p. subsp. orientalis. Dauphin & Aniotsbehere additionally cite Podopermum as a host plant.


Baugnée (2006a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Khaghaninia, Gharajedaghi, Zarghani & Pour Abad (2012a), Merz & Kofler (2008a), Smit (2010a), Tóth (1969a), White (1988a).


Last modified 22.xi.2017