Metzneria metzneriella (Stainton, 1851)

meadow neb

on Centaurea, Serratula

gall

From September till November the larva lives in the flower head, feeding on the developing achens. It then hibernates in a light brown cocoon, spun at the base of the flower head. No gall induction seems to take place.

hostplants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Centaurea jacea, nigra, phrygis, scabiosa; Serratula tinctoria.

references

Bland, Emmet, Heckford & Rutten (2002a), Buhr (1964a), Gielis, Huisman, Kuchlein ao (1985a), Kaitila 1996a), van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman ao (1993a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Szőcs (1977a), Wegner, Kayser & van Loh (2007a), Wullaert (2015a).

mod 26.xi.2019