Terellia fuscicornis (Loew, 1844)

Knio, Khouzama M., Kalash, Sameer H. & White, Ian M., 2002, Flowerhead-infesting fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) on thistles (Asteraceae), in Lebanon, Journal of Natural History 36 (5), pp. 617-629: 625

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222930010023448

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038287FC-FFDC-C235-548E-FE28FDA40079

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Terellia fuscicornis (Loew, 1844)
status

 

Terellia fuscicornis (Loew, 1844)  

Found from the coastal areas to about 950 m. ex Silybum marianum   : 17M and 19F, Khaldeh, Baabda Co. ( Mount Lebanon)   ; 74M and 78F, El Qalamoun, Tripoli Co. ( North Lebanon)   ; 7M and 8F, Enfeh, Koura Co. ( North Lebanon)   ; 27M and 17F, Qobb Elias, Zahleh Co. (Beqaa Valley )   .

Silybum marianum   , a widespread plant in the spring along the coastal areas, is a new host record for this tephritid which was known only to infest the heads of Cynara scolymus   (artichoke) and C. syriaca   ( Neuenschwander and Freidberg, 1983; Freidberg and Kugler, 1989). The aculeus of 17 T. fuscicornis   females, reared from Silybum marianum   , were found to be long, ranging from 3.7 to 5.0 mm (n 512). The distribution of this species includes Israel and Crete ( Neuenschwander and Freidberg, 1983; Freidberg and Kugler, 1989).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Tephritidae

Genus

Terellia