New species of gall-midges from flower heads of Asteraceae in Kazakhstan

Fedotova, Z.A.

Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie 75(1): 192-207


Seven new species of gall-midges from the genera Dasineura, Jaapiella and Contarinia am described. Three species were found on Saussurea, two on Lactuca, and one species on Cirsium and Hieracium each. Jaapiella cirsiicola Rubs. is redescribed. The genera Saussurea and Lactuca am recorded as food plants for gall-midges for the first time. Data on the biology and distribution of the gall-midges are reported.