Ozirhincus millefolii (Wachtl, 1884)

on Achillea, ? Santolina

Ozirhincus millefolii galled capitulum

Achillea millefolium, Nieuwendam: opened capitulum; one galled floret is visible and below it the larva

Ozirhincus millefolii galled capitulum

capitulum after removal of most parts, leaving only the most central florets; two galled florets and some normal ones are visible

Ozirhincus millefolii galled capitulum

the galled florets form a chamber, occupied by the (single) larva

Ozirhincus millefolii galled florets

the three galled florets of the picture above

Ozirhincus millefolii galled capitulum

this presumably is an earlier stage of the same gall (material from the same inflorescence). The receptaculum has a central cavity, containing up the four yellow larvae.


Two or three generations. Hibernation and pupation in the gall.


Asteraceae,Anthemideae, narrowly oligophagous

Achillea arabica, biserrata, millefolium, nobilis & subsp. neilreichii, ptarmica; Santolina.

In the revision by Dorchin ao (2015a) only Achillea millefolium and ptarmica are cited as host plants.


Ozirhincus millefolii: spatula

prosternum with spatula (from Möhn, 1955a)


Clinorrhyncha millefolii.


larvae and pupae are described by Dorchin ao (2015a).


Bruun, Jørgensen & Skuhravá (2012a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dorchin, Astrin, Bodner & Harris (2015a), Gagné (2010a), Kieffer (1901b), Mirumian (2011a), Möhn (1955a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1996a, 2000a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Postolovski (2007a), Skuhravá (1989a), Skuhravá, Bayram, Çam ao (2005a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 1997a,b, 1999a,b, 2005c, 2008a, 2010a, 2012a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Tomasi (2014a), Wachtl (1884a).

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