Urophora quadrifasciata algerica (Hering, 1941)

Diptera, Tephritidae

on Centaurea

gall

larvae live solitarily in a achene that is swollen, with a flimsy wall and an opening at its tip.

hostplants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Centaurea aspera, sicula.

notes

subspecies of the western Mediterranean: southern France, Iberia, Italy.

references

White & Korneyev (1998a).

02/02/2017

mod 28.vi.2017