Dasineura artemisiae (Rübsaamen, 1916)

on Artemisia

gall

the flower head is weakly swollen; between the failed florets live orange-yellow larvae. Pupation in the soil. Larval spatula weakly developed; the incision between the two lobes is very shallow, mostly missing altogether; often the lobes are unequal in size

hostplants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Artemisia campestris.

notes

the larvae sometimes live as inquilines of Rhopalomyia artemisiae.

references

Buhr (1994a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Rübsaamen (1916a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

mod 4.v.2018