Urophora spoliata (Haliday, 1838)

on Serratula

gall

within the apparently normal capitulum an achene is galled: inside the lignified wall a larva or pupa develops. Contrary to other Urophora species, the receptacle remains ungalled.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Serratula tinctoria.

references

Alexander (1993a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Smit (2010a), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a), White (1988a), White & Korneyev (1998a).

mod 22.xi.2017