Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Olibrus flavicornis

Olibrus flavicornis (Sturm, 1807)

on Scorzoneroides, etc..


Adults on the flower heads, feeding on the pollen. Biology of the larvae as yet unknown, perhaps they feed on the ripening achenes.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Picris hieracioides; Scorzoneroides autumnalis.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2023).


Olibrus helveticus Rye, 1876.


Thompson (1958a), Urban (1926b).

Last modified 7.v.2023