Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tephritis leontodontis

Tephritis leontodontis (Degeer, 1776)

on Leontodon, Scorzoneroides

gall

Flower heads swollen and disfigured. Larvae initially within the achenes, later between them; pupation partly in the capitula, partly in the soil.

hostplants

Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Leontodon hispidus, saxatilis; Scorzoneroides autumnalis, helvetica.

references

Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dirlbeck & Dirlbeck (1994a), Houard (1909a), Merz & Kofler (2008a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Smit (2010a), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a), Stary (1930a), White (1988a).

Last modified 14.x.2020