Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tephritis formosa

Tephritis formosa (Löw, 1844)

on Sonchus, etc.


larvae in the weakly swollen flowers heads.


Asteraceae, oligophagous

Sonchus arvensis, asper, oleraceus, palustris.

Also, but much less often, on Crepis capillaris and Hypochaeris radicata (Spooner & Bowdrey, 2012a).
Bred by Bjeliš from Leontodon hispidus.


Baugnée (2006a), Berube (1978a), Bjeliš (2007a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Ebejer (2015a), Houard (1909a), Khaghaninia, Gharajedaghi, Zarghani & Pour Abad (2012a), Korneev (2016c), Kütük (2006a), Merz & Kofler (2008a), Niblett (1940a), Redfern & Shirley (211a), Smit (2010a), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a), Tomasi (2014a), Tóth (1969a), White (1988a).

Last modified 14.viii.2018