Hadroplontus litura (Fabricius, 1775)

canada thistle stem weevil

on Carduus, Cirsium


The larvae bore from the midrib of a leaf, via the stem until close to the root colla;they pupate in the soil.

host plants

Asteraceae-Carduinae, narrowly oligophagous

Carduus defloratus; Cirsium arvense, oleraceum, palustre, vulgare.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Ceutorhynchus litura.


Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Prischmann-Voldseth, Burns, Swenson & Gramig (2015a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

mod 19.xii.2019