Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tephritis cometa

Tephritis cometa (Loew, 1840)

on Cirsium

gall

4-6 larvae live in the flower heads, between the achenes; there also the pupation.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Cirsium arvense, creticum subsp. gaillardotii, leucocephalum subsp. penicillatum, palustre, vulgare.

references

Baugnée (2006a), Dirlbeck & Dirlbeck (1994a), Khaghaninia & Gharajedaghi (2012a), Khaghaninia, Gharajedaghi, Zarghani & Pour Abad (2012a), Klasa, Kaczorowska & Soszyński (2011a), Korneev (2016c), Kütük (2006a), Mohamadzade Namin, Nozari & Najarpoor (2010a), Mohamadzade Namin, Nozari & Rasoulian (2010a), Smit (2010a), Tóth (1969a), White (1988a), Zarghani, Khaghaninia, Farshbaf Pour Abad & Gharali (2010a).

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