Rhopalomyia tripleurospermi Skuhravá, 2000

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

on Tripleurospermum

gall

Axillary buds and flower heads may turn into unilocular galls, but the apical meristem mat form an agregate of up to 80 cells, each with one red larva. Multivoltine, pupation in the gall.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Tripleurospermum inodorum.

notes

Deployed in the biological controlof the hostplant, that has escaped in many parts of the world and turned into a noxious weed.

references

Gagné (2010a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2008a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a) [Poland].

02/02/2017

mod 28.vi.2017