Host-plants for seminiphagous insects IV (Brassicaceae, Campanulaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Geraniaceae, Resedaceae and Scrophulariaceae)
During the period 1970-1984 inflorescences with fruits and seeds have been collected, from 14 host plants of several botanical families and the species of insects feeding on their flowers, fruits and seeds have been identified. The species of seminiphagous have been for the first time obtained in Romania by the method of pure cultures in laboratory conditions. The following species of seminiphagous have been identified in the fruits and seeds of these cultivated or spontaneous species of host-plants: Gymnetron campanullae L., Sibinia pellucens Scop., Ceuthorrynchus assimilis Payk., Gymnetron anthyrrhinii Payk., G. netum L., Systole euphorbiae Zer. Among the identified seminiphagous species, Gymnetron campanullae L., Systole euphorbiae Zer. (Eurytomidae) are new in the fauna of Romania.
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