Jaapiella chondrillae sp. nov. (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a new gall midge species developing in flower heads of Chondrilla juncea (Asteraceae) in Turkey

Skuhrava, M.; Sobhian, R.

Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae 68(3): 235-240


Jaapiella chondrillae Skuhrava sp. nov. is described and its taxonomically important structural features are illustrated. Larvae develop in flower heads of Chondrilla juncea L. (Asteraceae) between achenes. Two or more generations develop per year. Flower heads of C. juncea attacked by Jaapiello chondrillae Skuhrava sp. nov. were first found in western Turkey. Larvae were found also in France, Austria, Greece and Bulgaria.