Urophora mauritanica Macquart, 1851

on Carthamus

gall

The larvae develop in lignified, multilocular galls in the flower heads.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Carthamus arborescens, glaucus, lanatus, tenuis.

Not in Carthamus tinctorius. The statement by Houard and Buhr that “Euribia macrura” would live primarily on Onopordum, and occasionally on Centaurea calcitrapa is not confirmed by later sources.

synonyms

Urophora algira Macquart, 1843; Euribia, Urophora, macrura Löw, 1855.

references

Buhr (1964b), Ebejer (2015a), Houard (1909a), Khaghaninia, Gharajedaghi, Zarghani & Pour Abad (2012a), White & Korneyev (1998a).

mod 26.vii.2018