Metzneria aestivella (Zeller, 1839)

carline neb

on Carlina, ? Tanacetum

gall

The larvae live in the flower heeds, feeding on the developing fruits; the flower heads may become disfigured. The larva hibernates in a cocoon in the receptacle.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Carlina acaulis subsp. caulescens, vulgaris.

Baldizzone & Scalercio also cite Tanacetum corymbosum.

larva

Metzneria aestivella larva

larva (from Mellini, 1951a)

synonyms

Metzneria carlinella Stainton, 1851.

references

Baldizzone & Scalercio (2018a), Bland, Emmet, Heckford & Rutten (2002a), Buhr (1964a), Kaitila 1996a), Kasy (1987a), Mellini (1951a), Patocka (1997a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Wegner, Kayser & van Loh (2007a)

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