Blastodiplosis artemisiae (Kieffer, 1901)

on Artemisia

Blastodiplosis artemisiae: larva in Artemisia vulgaris capitulum

Artemisia vulgaris, Belgium, prov. Limbourg, Bocholt, Smeetshof, 19.ix.2019 © Carina Van Steenwinkel: larva in a flower head

Blastodiplosis artemisiae: larva

head

Blastodiplosis artemisiae: spatula

spatula

Blastodiplosis artemisiae: spatula

detail

Blastodiplosis artemisiae: spatula

papillae

gall

yellow larvae live in the flower heads. Older sources consider them inquilines of Anthodiplosis rudimentalis.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Artemisia vulgaris.

synonyms

Clinodiplosis artemisiae.

notes

The identification of the pictures above is tentative; Contarinia artemisiae is an alternative possibility, but the larvae did not jump.

references

Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Kieffer (1901b,c,d, 1911a), Skuhravá (2006a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994b, 1997b), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a).

mod 22.ix.2019