Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phanacis comosae

Phanacis comosae Nieves-Aldrey, 2008

Hymenoptera, Cynipidae

on Helminthotheca

gall

The receptacle has been transformed into a hard, multilocular mass, 8-17 x 14-20 mm, like the rest of the plant covered with a coarse bristly hair cover. The number of gall chambers varies between three and ten.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Helminthotheca (= Picris) comosa & subsp. lusitanica.

references

Nieves-Aldrey (2008a), Nieves-Aldrey, Sánchez, Massa & Gómez (2008a).

08/01/2014

Last modified 28.vi.2017