Cystiphora schmidti (Rübsaamen, 1914)

on Chondrilla

gall

Reddish blisters on stems and leaves.Pupation in a silken cocoon, usually in the gall, sometimes in the soil. Hibernation as third instar larva. Depending on the climate 2-5 generations.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Chondrilla juncea.

larva

Cystiphora schmidti: spatula

spatula with papillae (from Möhn, 1955a)

synonyms

Laubertia schmidti.

notes

Deployed in subtropical regions in the biological control of skeleton weed, a serious weed.

references

Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Möhn (1955a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997b, 1999a, 2002a, 2004a, 2008a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a).

mod 16.v.2018