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Tephritidae -> Campiglossa misella
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Posted on 13-01-2019 00:18
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When processing old photograph folders I came across this Tephritid female, seen at the Baltic shore (Bansin, Usedom Island) in August 2008. Sorry for the quite bad quality of the pictures, my photographic skills were still underdeveloped at that time Smile I think it is a Campiglossa, so could C. misella be an option? Help is appreciated!
Many thanks, Sundew
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Edited by Sundew on 14-01-2019 14:30
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Posted on 14-01-2019 00:52
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Campiglossa misella (Loew) female
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Posted on 14-01-2019 01:56
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I'm relieved - I was on the right track. Thanks!
Ben Hamers
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I'm still wondering about the invisibility of the C. misella-galls.

Could it be a possibility that big, visible galls are exceptional, and that normally there is only a weak swelling of the stem, like in Oxyna parietina ?

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I shall check our Artemisia and Achillea populations in this regard. In https://bladminee...a-misella/ it is stated that only the first generation produces stem galls, whereas the larvae of the second live in the flower heads without causing galls. The galls depicted in https://www.pflan...a44opt.jpg are not very conspicuous...
Ben Hamers
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Posted on 14-01-2019 18:00

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Thanks Sundew,

I was referring to this thread :

I looked for C. misella galls last year, but didn't find one. To be honest, I neither found the fly in 2018, in earlier years I saw them quite often.

If you compare it with Urophora cardui galls, which are very easy to find, it's a remarkable difference, although cardui-galls are bigger and the plant more transparant.

Both flies seem to be common in parts of Europe.

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