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).

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