Lasioptera foeniculi Dorchin & Freidberg, 2011

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

on Foeniculum

gall

fruit gall. The fruit is swollen to 2-5 times its normal size and contains a single gall chamber housing up to 12 orange larvae, that eventually leave the gall to pupate in the soil.

hostplants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Foeniculum vulgare.

notes

Described from Israel.

references

Dorchin & Freidberg (2011a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a).

01/05/2015

mod 28.vi.2017