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Abstract

Gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) of Bosnia and Hercegovina.

Abstract

The present fauna of gall midges of Bosnia and Hercegovina includes 169 species. Of them, the following 28 are new records for Bosnia and Hercegovina, see Ametrodiplosis urticae, Clinodiplosis oleracei, Clinodiplosis socialis, Contarinia lepidii, Contarinia loti, Contarinia sambuci, Contarinia tritici, Craneiobia corni, Cystiphora taraxaci, Dasineura acrophila, Dasineura capsulae, Dasineura hyperici, Dasineura lathyri, Dasineura lupulinae, Dasineura mali, Dasineura napi (=Cecidomyia brassicae [Dasineura brassicae]), Dasineura oleae, Dasineura pteridicola, Feltiella tetranychi [Feltiella acarisuga], Harmandiola tremulae, Jaapiella jaapiana, Jaapiella medicaginis, Janetiella thymi, Massalongia rubra, Oligotrophus panteli, Rabdophaga salicis [Dasineura salicis], Sitodiplosis mosellana and Zeuxidiplosis giardi. Zoogeography: the majority (50%) are European, 29% Euro-Siberian, 14% Mediterranean and sub-Mediterranean and 7% are Holarctic species. Economic importance: Only Contarinia medicaginis on Medicago sativa [Medicago sativa] and Dasineura pyri on Pyrus communis occurred at higher levels. Eleven gall midge species which occurred as pests of cultivated plants in adjacent areas are potential pests in Bosnia and Hercegovina. The annotated list of all gall midge species occurring in Bosnia and Hercegovina, together with host plant species, references, new localities and distribution is given.