Urophora terebrans (Löw, 1850)

on Cirsium

gall

The swollen and lignified receptacle houses a number of vertical gall chambers, each with a maggot or puparium.

hostplants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

? Carlina vulgaris; Cirsium eriophorum, spinossimum, vulgare; ? Cynara cardunculus; Onopordum acanthium.

References to Carduus are almost certainly erroneous.

synonyms

Trypta terebrans; Euribia, Urophora, eriolepidis Löw, 1850.

references

Béguinot (2005a, 2012a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1909a), Niblett (1940a), White & Korneyev (1998a).

mod 26.vii.2018