Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ceratapion basicorne

Ceratapion basicorne (Illiger, 1807)

rosette weevil

on Centaurea, Cyanus ? etc.


Dieckmann reared this species from the receptacle of the flower head. However, Balciunas & Korotyaev found the larvae only in the root collar.

host plants

Asteraceae, ? oligophagous

Carduus pycnocephalus, tenuiflorus; Carthamus tinctorius; Centaurea benedicta, melitensis, solstitialis; Crupina vulgaris; Cyanus segetum, triumfettii.

Also because of the uncertainties about the biology, references to other genera than Centaurea and Cyanus need a second check.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Apion alliariae (Herbst, 1797).


Balciunas & Korotyaev (2007a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1990a, 1992a), Friedman & Freidberg (2007a), Podlussány (1986a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

Last modified 30.iv.2019