In Turkey Gundelia tournefortii (Asteraceae) has been reported [Rejzek et al. (2001)] to serve as a host plant for Cortodera syriaca Pic, 1901 and Agapanthia coeruleipennis Frivaldszky, 1878. Moreover, this plant has also been reported [Rejzek et al. (2001)] as a possible host of very little known and rare Cerambycidae species Helladia plasoni (Ganglbauer, 1884). Recent results, however, have shown that Helladia plasoni is undoubtedly associated with a different still undetermined Asteraceae plant.
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