Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sphaeroderma rubidum

Sphaeroderma rubidum (Graells, 1858)

on Asteraceae

Sphaeroderma rubidum:  mines on Centaurea jacea

Centaurea jacea, GD Luxembourg, Kautenbach, Routseit.

mine

Long corridor mine, without obvious relation with the leaf margin, with little frass and irregularly eaten out sides. The first part of the mine is full depth and makes a few close loops; the second part is upper-surface and considerably wider. Primary feedings lines often obvious. The larva is so broad that is completely fills the mine.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Arctium; Carduus pycnocephalus; Carthamus lanatus; Centaurea aspera, debeauxii, jacea, procurrens, scabios; Cynara cardunculus, scolymus; Echinops; Galactites tomentosus; Onopordum acanthium; Serratula; Silybum marianum.

phenology

Hibernation as larva.

BENELUX

BE observed (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

NE observed ((Beenen & Winkelman, 1993a; Fauna Europaea, 2007).

LUX observed (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

West, Central and South Europe, also the British Isles (Cox, 2007a; Fauna Europaea, 2007).

larva

notes

A pest in the cultivation of cardoon (Iglesias ao).

references

Bahillo de la Puebla & Román (2009a), Baselga & Novoa (2002b), Baviera & Biondi (2015a), Beenen & Winkelman (1993a), Biondi (1994b), Bukejs (2009a), Cox (2007a), Farina (2015a), Furth (1997a), Haase (1942a), Hering (1930a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Iglesias, Varés & Sinobas (1999a), Jolivet (1953a), Lorenz (1997a), Ouda, Čížek & Boža (2013a), Petitpierre, Sacarés & Jurado-Rivera (2017a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Robbins (1991a), Rozner & Rozner (2014a), Skala (1936a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Steinhausen (1994a), Troukens (2012a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Vela, Bastazo & Fritzlar (2017a), Warchalowski (2003a), van Wielink (2020a).

Last modified 28.iii.2021