Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lema cyanella

Lema cyanella (Linnaeus, 1758)

on Cirsium, etc.


Larv free on the leaves. They are entirely covered by a sticky mantle of frass and secretion. Pupation in a cocoon in the soil.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Carduus; Cirsium arvense, monpessulanum, vulgare; Silybum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


See Steinhausen (2001b).


Lema puncticollis Curtis, 1830.


Biondi (1994b), Bouček (1959a), Fagot (2019a), Farina (2015a), Gavrilović & Ćurčić (2013a), Gavrilović, Gavrilović, Ćurči, ao (2014a), Hubble (2010a), Maican & Serafim (2016a), Mohr (1985a), Murria Beltrán (2008b), Petitpierre (1983a), Pozsgai (2005a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Rozner & Rozner (2008a), Steinhausen (2001b), Vig (1999a).

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