Terellia serratulae (Linnaeus, 1758)

on Asteraceae

gall

the larvae develop in the capitula. They do not cause any galling, but burrow among the hairs of the florets and the receptacle, may also tunnel in the receptacle. The larvae hibernate in the heads; most pupate only after the winter.

hostplants

Asteraceae, Carduaeae, naßrrowly oligophagous

Carduus acanthoides, defloratus, nutans, pycnocephalus, tenuiflorus; Cirsium acaulon, arvense, dissectum, eriophorum, oleraceum, palustree, vulgare.

Additionally, Khaghaninia a.o. mention Galactites tomentosa en Lamyropsis cynaroides.

references

Baugnée (2006a), Bjeliš (2007a), Bland & Rotheray (1994b), Khaghaninia, Gharajedaghi, Zarghani & Pour Abad (2012a), Merz & Kofler (2008a), Redfern (1968a), Smit (2010a), White (1988a).

mod 21.vii.2019