Seminifagous insects growing on inflorescences of Centaurea species (Asteraceae)

Authors

  • Teodosie PERJU University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Mănăștur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca (RO)
  • I. MOLDOVAN University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Mănăștur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca (RO)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha191297

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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DOI: 10.15835/nbha191297

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