Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tephritis leontodontis

Tephritis leontodontis (Degeer, 1776)

on Leontodon, Scorzoneroides


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


Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Leontodon hispidus, saxatilis; Scorzoneroides autumnalis, helvetica.


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