Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Orellia falcata

Orellia falcata (Scopoli, 1763)

on Onopordum, Tragopogon

gall

initially the larvae feed on the fruits in the capitula; eventually the descend via the receptacle and stem down to live as borers in the rootstock.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Onopordum tauricum; Tragopogon porrifolius subsp. longirostris, pratensis & subsp. orientalis.

Dauphin & Aniotsbehere additionally cite Podopermum as a host plant.

references

Baugnée (2006a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Khaghaninia & Gharajedaghi (2012a), Khaghaninia, Gharajedaghi, Zarghani & Pour Abad (2012a), Kütük, Yaran, Torbali, ao (2019a), Merz & Kofler (2008a), Mohamadzade Namin & Nozari (2011a), Neuenschwander & Freidberg (1983a), Smit (2010a), Tóth (1969a), White (1988a).

Last modified 17.x.2020