Jaapiella inulicola Fedotova, 1993

on Inula

Jaapiella inulicola: larva in capitulum of Inula salicina

Inula salicina, Denmark © Simon Haarder

Jaapiella inulicola: larvae from capitulum of Inula salicina

all larvae from a single flower head

Jaapiella inulicola: larva

larva

gall

Pink or orange larvae between the florets in the old flower heads, seemingly without effect on the plant. Pupation and hibernation in the soil.

hostplants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Inula salicina.

references

Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Sylvén & Lindberg (1998a).

mod 7.x.2017