Terellia fuscicornis (Loew) (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Cassida deflorata (Suffiran) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) are serious pests that cause significant yield losses in Asteraceae crops (El Harym and Belqat 2017, ZooKeys 702: 137–171; Knio et al. 2002, J. Nat. Hist., 36: 617–629; Sayar et al. 2009, J. Nat. Hist., 43: 1159–1181). The economically important globe artichoke (Cynara cardunculus L. var. scolymus) is native to the Mediterranean basin (Cronquiest 1981, An Integrated System of Classification of Flowering Plants. Columbia Univ. Press, NY). It is a perennial herbaceous plant grown for its edible head, which may be processed or consumed fresh (Gominho et al. 2018, Biomass Bioenerg 109: 257–275; Mazzeo et al. 2020, Ann. Appl. Biol. 176: 241–248). Little, if any, data are available on the occurrence and pest status of T. fuscicornis and C. deflorata on artichoke in Tunisia.

Terellia fuscicornis is a fruit fly that has been reported on the flower...

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