Metzneria aestivella (Zeller, 1839)

carline neb

on Carlina

gall

According to Buhr the larvae would live in the strongly sclerified receptacle, what could result in some malformation of the flower head. Bland ao write that the larva feeds on the achenes.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Carlina vulgaris.

synonyms

Metzneria carlinella Stainton, 1851.

references

Bland, Emmet, Heckford & Rutten (2002a), Buhr (1964a), Kasy (1987a), Patocka (1997a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a).

mod 15.ii.2018