Dichrorampha consortana Stephens, 1852

on Leucanthemum

gall

the larva tunnels in the main stem, just below, sometimes in, the flower bud; the stem there shows an elongated weak swelling. De flower bud often is killed, and buds that are situated lower may be stimulated then and develop in several alternative, generally smaller, flowers.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Leucanthemum vulgare.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Trematerra & Sciarretia (2000a).

mod 2.xi.2019