Tephritis formosa (Löw, 1844)

on Sonchus, etc.

gall

larvae in the weakly swollen flowers heads.

hostplants

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.

references

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).

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