Jaapiella compositarum (Kieffer, 1888)

on ? Cirsium, Hieracium, Hypochoeris.

Jaapiella compositarum: larvae

Pilosella officinarum, Belgium, prov. Namur, Virelles © Sébastien Carbonnelle

gall

red larvae in hardly malformed flower heads.

hostplants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

? Cirsium vulgare; Hieracium murorum; Hypochoeris glabra; Pilosella officinarum.

synonyms

Dasineura, Perrisia, compositarum.

notes

The uncharacteristic gall and the wide host spectre make one suppose that a mix of species is involved. The species is described from Hieracium murorum and Pilosella officinalis. In particular Cirsium, belong to a widely different subfamily of the Asteraceae, does fit badly.

references

Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014), Houard (1909a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1997a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a).

mod 26.vii.2018