Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tephritis ruralis

Tephritis ruralis (Löw, 1844)

on Pilosella

Tephritis ruralis: puparium in Pilosella officinarum flower head

Pilosella officinarum, Denmark © Simon Haarder: opened flower head with a puparium

Tephritis ruralis: reared adult

reared imago


larvae in the hardly disfigured flower heads; pupation in the gall.


Asteraceae, monophagous

Pilosella lactucella, officinarum.


Baugnée (2006a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Greve (1986a), Korneev (2016c), Lutovinovas (2014a), Merz & Kofler (2008a), Niblett (1940a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Smit (2010a), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a), Tomasi (2014a), Tóth (1969a), White (1988a).

Last modified 24.vii.2018