Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ceratapion penetrans

Ceratapion penetrans (Germar, 1917)

on Centaurea


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

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Centaurea decipiens, diffusa, jacea, nigra, pectinata, scabiosa, stoebe; Cyanus segetum.


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), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Wanat (1998a).

Last modified 20.iv.2019