Jaapiella chondrillae Skuhravá, 2005

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

on Chondrilla

gall

the larvae develop in inte flower heads, without causing galling. Oviposition between the florets and the involucral bracts. In an capitulum 1-4 larvae, that develop at the expense of the young achenes. When a capitulum contains several larvae, no viable achenes are left. Pupation in the soil.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Chondrilla juncea.

notes

the species was discovered in Turkey; inspection elsewhere resulted in findings in southern France, Austria, Bulgaria and Greece.

references

Skuhravá, Bayram, Çam ao (2005a), Skuhravá & Sobhian (2004a).

07/04/2017

mod 28.vi.2017