Plioreocepta poeciloptera (von Paula Schrank, 1776)

on Asparagus

gall

yellowish white, up to a cm large larve (maggots) or their puparia in extenstive tunnels in the stems, that become seriously malformed.

hostplants

Asparagaceae, monophagous

Asparagus officinalis.

synonyms

Platyparea poeciloptera.

notes

The “asparagus fly” is an important pest insect.

synonyms

Platyparea poeciloptera.

references

Buhr (1964b), Smit (2010a), White (1988a).

01/08/2016

mod 28.v.2018