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P-ISSN: 2708-0013, E-ISSN: 2708-0021

Acta Entomology and Zoology

2020, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A
Cystiphora sonchi (Vallot, 1827), (Cecidomyiidae: Diptera), A new record with annotated checklist of reported cecidomyiid species from Syria


Author(s): Mahran Zeity

Abstract: Several Sonchus sp. plant samples have been collected from three different localities of Latakia Governorate, Syria during investigation. The samples showed symptoms of Cystiphora sonchi infestation, placed in plastic containers to collect the emerged adults (males and females) in Lab. condition. Emerged adults were mounted in the Hoyer’s medium and compared with available literatures. The mounted adults were identified and confirmed to be Cystiphora sonchi. The symptoms and checklist of cecidomyiid species reported so far from Syria has been provided in this study for till date.

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Cystiphora sonchi, gall symptom on the upper side of Sonchus sp. leaf
Fig. 1: Cystiphora sonchi, gall symptom on the upper side of Sonchus sp. leaf


Cystiphora sonchi, A & B gall symptoms on Sonchus sp.; C upper side of leaf; D. lower side of leaf
Fig. 2: Cystiphora sonchi, A & B gall symptoms on Sonchus sp.; C upper side of leaf; D. lower side of leaf


Cystiphora sonchi, A. larvae of midges visible inside the gall (red arowes) emerging by opening (black arowes); B. larva out the gall: C. pupae inside the gall; D. emerging by opening with part of coccon.
Fig. 3: Cystiphora sonchi, A. larvae of midges visible inside the gall (red arowes) emerging by opening (black arowes); B. larva out the gall: C. pupae inside the gall; D. emerging by opening with part of coccon.


DOI: 10.33545/27080013.2020.v1.i1a.10

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Mahran Zeity. Cystiphora sonchi (Vallot, 1827), (Cecidomyiidae: Diptera), A new record with annotated checklist of reported cecidomyiid species from Syria. Acta Entomol Zool 2020;1(1):54-57. DOI: 10.33545/27080013.2020.v1.i1a.10


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