Ecology

Associations

Animal / parasitoid / ectoparasitoid
larva of Habrocytus elevatus is ectoparasitoid of larva of Terellia serratulae

In Great Britain and/or Ireland:
Foodplant / feeds on
larva of Terellia serratulae feeds on Carduus crispus

Foodplant / feeds on
larva of Terellia serratulae feeds on Carduus nutans

Foodplant / feeds on
larva of Terellia serratulae feeds on Cirsium vulgare

Foodplant / feeds on
larva of Terellia serratulae feeds on Helianthus annuus
Other: unusual host/prey

Foodplant / feeds on
larva of Terellia serratulae feeds on Carduus pycnocephalus

Foodplant / feeds on
larva of Terellia serratulae feeds on Carduus tenuiflorus

Foodplant / feeds on
larva of Terellia serratulae feeds on Cirsium oleraceum

Foodplant / feeds on
larva of Terellia serratulae feeds on Cirsium tuberosum

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Terellia serratulae

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Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Terellia serratulae

Terellia serratulae is a species of tephritid or fruit flies in the family Tephritidae.[2]

Description[edit]

Terellia serratulae can reach a length of about 4–6 millimetres (0.16–0.24 in). This bluish clear-winged fruit fly has an hairy abdomen with a chequered black pattern. The apex of the antennae is reddish or yellow-orange. In the females the length of the ovopositor corresponds approximately to the length of the last three abdominal segments (tergites).[3][4]

The females deposit eggs into the opened thistle flowerheads. The young larvae start feeding on the achenes of thistles (mainly Cirsium and Carduus species), but they do not induce gall-forming. They develop in the flower-heads (capitulum) of thistles in a cocoon of silk and plant hairs (pappus). This univoltine species overwinters in the larval stage. Adults are on the wing from July to September.[5]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This species can be found around thistles in most of Europe, in the eastern Palearctic ecozone, in the Near East and in North Africa.[6]

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