Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Strautzia longipennis

Strautzia longipennis (Wiedemann, 1830)

sunflower maggot fly

on Helianthus

parasite

Up to 20 larvae bore in the pith of the stem; pupation in the soil.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Helianthus annuus, tuberosus.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as puparium.

distribution within Europe

North American species, found in Germany; whether this has resulted in a successful colonisation is not yet clear.

references

Brückner & Korneyev (2010a), Smit (2020a) .

Last modified 9.x.2020