Orellia scorzonerae (Robinea-Desvoisdy, 1830)

on Scorzonera

gall

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.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Scorzonera humilis.

references

Baugnée (2006a), Smit (2010a).

31/07/2016

mod 22.xi.2017