Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Urophora spoliata

Urophora spoliata (Haliday, 1838)

on Serratula


within the apparently normal capitulum an achene is galled: inside the lignified wall a larva or pupa develops. Contrary to other Urophora species, the receptacle remains ungalled.


Asteraceae, monophagous

Serratula tinctoria.


Alexander (1993a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Korneev & White (1993a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Smit (2010a), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a), White (1988a), White & Korneyev (1998a).

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