Macrolabis cirsii (Rübsaamen, 1890)

on Cirsium

gall

The larvae live free in the capitula, free among the florets. The flower heads are not or hardly deformed. The larvae are yellow.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Cirsium arvense, erisithales, vulgare.

synonyms

Perrisia cirsii.

inquilines

The larvae of Lestodiplosis cirsii live in the flower heads as predator of M. cirsii.

references

Bruun, Jørgensen & Skuhravá (2012a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1909a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1909a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2003a, 2010a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

mod 26.vii.2018