Description of the Third Instar Larvae of Terellia tussilaginis and T. gynaecochroma (Diptera, Tephritidae)

Keywords: Arctium lappa L., Arctium lappa L, Ukraine, host plant, biocontrol, peacock flies, fruit flies, Terelliini


The third instar larvae of Terellia (Cerajocera) tussilaginis (Fabricius, 1775) and T. (C.) gynaecochroma (Hering, 1937) are described and figured for the first time based on material from Kryvyi Rih vicinities (Ukraine).


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How to Cite
Troshyn, A. M. (2024). Description of the Third Instar Larvae of Terellia tussilaginis and T. gynaecochroma (Diptera, Tephritidae). Zoodiversity, 58(2).