Terellia sp. near longicauda

Harym, Younes El & Belqat, Boutaina, 2017, First checklist of the fruit flies of Morocco, including new records (Diptera, Tephritidae), ZooKeys 702, pp. 137-171: 138

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.702.13368

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:AD5C2A87-50BD-42FF-812E-9DC81EB33FBC

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Terellia sp. near longicauda
status

 

Terellia sp. near longicauda  

New record.

Morocco, Rif: Douar Kitane, 4♂♂, 10-VIII-2016- 2♂♂, 3♀♀, 11-VIII-2016- 1♂, 3♀♀, 12-VIII-2016- 1♀, 13-VIII-2016 (reared). First record for Morocco and North Africa.

Host plants.

Flower heads of Cynara cardunculus   L. (Fig. 6) from which the specimens were reared.

World distribution.

Spain, Canary Islands ( Merz 1992).

Comments.

This is an undescribed, cryptic species of the Terellia serratulae   L. complex known to infest Cynara cardunculus   L. in Spain and the Canary Islands. The serratula group contains cryptic species, a situation that needs to be resolved, and for which a molecular approach should be adopted (Valery Korneyev, pers. comm.).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Tephritidae

Genus

Terellia