Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tephritis dilacerata

Tephritis dilacerata (Loew, 1846)

on Sonchus


the flower heads are swollen, the involucral bracts are broadened. Inside some maggots, feeding on the fruits and the receptacle; they pupate within the gall.


Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Sonchus arvensis, palustris.


Baugnée (2006a), Berube (1978a), Buhr (1965a), Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Klasa, Kaczorowska & Soszyński (2011a), Korneev (2016c), Korneyev & Korneyev (2019a), Lutovinovas (2014a), Niblett (1940a), Shorthouse (1980a), Smit (2010a), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 13.x.2020