Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tephritis arnicae

Tephritis arnicae (Linnaeus, 1758)

on Asteraceae


larva or pupa in the receptacle of a not or hardly galled flower head. The larva may also cause a conspicuous, unilateral, bladderlike, smooth-walled, unilocular stem gall. The larva, a maggot, pupates in the gall.


Asteraceae, oligophagous

Arnica montana; Doronicum austriacum, grandiflorum, hungaricum, pardalianches.

Buhr, probably basing himself on Houard, additionally mentions Bellidiastrum michelii (= Aster bellidiastrum). That relation is doubted by Korneyev ao.


Tephritis eggeri Frauenfeld, 1855.


Béguinot (2002h, 2012a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1909a), Klasa, Kaczorowska & Soszyński (2011a), Korneyev (2003a, 2016c), Korneyev, Khaghaninia, Mohamadzade Namin & Zarghani (2015a), Merz & Kofler (2008a), Smit (2010a).

Last modified 16.x.2020