Urophora syriaca (Hendel, 1927)

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: 627

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222930010023448

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038287FC-FFDE-C230-548D-FA42FCEE03DC

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scientific name

Urophora syriaca (Hendel, 1927)
status

 

Urophora syriaca (Hendel, 1927)  

Found at 700± 950 m. ex Centaurea calcitrapa   : 1F, Ainab, Aley Co. (Mount Lebanon). ex Echinops viscosus   : 2M and 6F, Ghazze, West Beqaa Co. (Beqaa); 1F, Chtaura, Zahleh Co. (Beqaa Valley); 2M and 3F Ainab, Aley Co. (Mount Lebanon).

Urophora syriaca   is specialist on Echinops viscosus   . However, one female was reared from Centaurea calcitrapa   , which is a new but an unusual host for this species and could reēct an oviposition mistake, considering that the Centaurea   plants were growing in close proximity to E. viscosus   . In Israel, U. syriaca   attacks the heads of Echinops spp.   mainly in June, which was the only time this ¯y was found in Lebanon. The distribution of this species includes only Syria, Lebanon and Israel ( Freidberg, 1974; Freidberg and Kugler, 1989; White and Korneyev, 1989).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Tephritidae

Genus

Urophora