Seminifagous insects growing on inflorescences of Centaurea species (Asteraceae)

  • Teodosie PERJU University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
  • I. MOLDOVAN University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
Keywords: Centaurea, seminiphagous species

Abstract

A study was performed on the entomofauna growing on inflorescences of 14 Centaurea species, the most common found in the Romanian flora. Eleven species of Thephritidae-diptera were evidenced their larvae feeding on Centaurea flowers and seeds. Some species of Thephritidae-diptera as: Chaetorelia jacea, Urophora jaceana, U. quadrifasciata, strongly infesting various Centaurea species, problem weeds of some natural or cultivated ecosystems, become phytophagous and have a most significant share in the biological control of those weeds.

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Published
1989-08-05
How to Cite
PERJU, T., & MOLDOVAN, I. (1989). Seminifagous insects growing on inflorescences of Centaurea species (Asteraceae). Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 19(1), 85-90. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha191297
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Research Articles

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