Urophora [Euribia] cardui (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Tephritidae)


Gall

Length: Male 5.5mm, Female 6.5mm; Wing Length: 3.2-5.3mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? July - April
(Earliest: 17.7)
May - June May - August
(Earliest: 21.6)

Biotopes:
Meadows
Food:
(Larva)
(Oligophagous Stem Gall)

Cirsium
Parasitoids:
(Larva)

Pteromalus elevatus Larva

Torymus chloromerus Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
(Larva)

Several Ichneumonidae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Nature Spot: Thistle Gall Fly - Urophora cardui
De Bladmineerders van Nederland: Urophora cardui
Insektenbox: Distelbohrfliege


Pictures © 2003, 2006, 2007 J.K. Lindsey

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