Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ceratapion penetrans

Ceratapion penetrans (Germar, 1917)

on Centaurea, etc.


de larvae tunnel in the root crown; there also is the pupation.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Arctium lappa; Carduus acanthoides; Carlina vulgaris; Carthamus tinctorius; Centaurea decipiens, diffusa, jacea, nigra, pectinata, phrygia subsp. salicifolia, pseudomaculosa, scabiosa, stoebe; Cirsium arvense; Cyanus segetum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


There has been a supposition that the larvae would live in the receptacle; this has not been substantiated.


Balciunas & Korotyaev (2007a), Buhr (1964a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1989a, 1990a), Podlussány (1986a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Scholze (1991a), Wanat (1998a). Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

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