Epiblema foenella (Linnaeus, 1758)

white-foot bell

on Artemisia

gall

the larvae tunnel in the belowground parts of the plant, from there penetrating the main stem and lower branches. The larva, white with a brown head, hibernates in its tunnel and pupates there in spring. Sometimes its activities induce a general swelling of the root crown.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Artemisia vulgaris.

synonyms

Epiblema scopoliana (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775).

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Anotsbehere (1997a), Disqué (1905a), Requena i Miret (1998a), Szőcs (1977a), Tomasi (2014a), Wimmer (1991a).

mod 26.x.2019