Aulacidea freesei Nieves-Aldrey, 1994

on Silybum

gall

Larva chambers below the bark of the stems. The chambers are oval and lined with silk. When touched, the larva reacts jerkingly (cf Phanacis zwolferi).

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Silybum marinum.

references

Nieves-Aldrey (1995a, 2001a, 2004a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez & Hernández Nieves (2004a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a).

mod 19.xii.2018