Urophora cuspidata (Meigen, 1826)

on Centaurea

gall

one or more larvae (maggots) live, each in its own vertical cell, in the thickened and lignified receptacle; here also the pupation takes place.

hostplants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Centaurea scabiosa & subp. alpestris.

According to White & Korneyev (2008a) exclusively on species of the subgenus Centaurea (Lopholoma). This implies that records from Centaurea decipiens, jacea subsp. gaudinii, nigra, and even more Cheirolophus sempervirens and Cyanus montanus are improbable.

synonyms

Euribia cuspidata.

references

Baugnée (2006a), Beguinot (2000b, 2002e), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Lutovinovas (2014a), Merz & Kofler (2008a), Niblett (1940a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Smit (2010a), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a), Tomasi (2014a), Tóth (1969a), White (1988a), White & Korneyev (1998a).

07/09/2016

mod 1.xii.2017