Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ceratapion carduorum

Ceratapion carduorum (Kirby, 1808)

on thistles


Larvae and pupae in the pith of the stems.

host plants

Asteraceae-Cardueae, oligophagous

? Arctium; Carduus acanthoides, pycnocephalus; Cirsium arvense, vulgare; ? Cynara cardunculus, scolymus; Onopordum acanthium, illyricum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Apion carduorum.


Balciunas & Korotyaev (2007a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1990a), Heijerman & Alders (2001a), Podlussány (1986a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

Last modified 22.iv.2019