Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agapanthia cynarae

Agapanthia cynarae (Gyllenhal, 1817)

on thistles


Larvae in the stems.

host plants

Acanthaceae, Asteraceae, polyphagous

Acanthus spinosus; Carduus pycnocephalus; Cirsium; Cynara; Onopordum.

Also mentioned from Aconitum.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).


González Peña, Vives i Noguera & de Sousa Zuzarte (2007a), Misud (2002a), Sláma (1986a, 1998a).

Last modified 12.x.2021