Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hadroplontus litura

Hadroplontus litura (Fabricius, 1775)

canada thistle stem weevil

on thistles


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 crispus, defloratus, nutans; Cirsium arvense, oleraceum, palustre, vulgare.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Ceutorhynchus litura.


Delbol (2008a, 2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Prischmann-Voldseth, Burns, Swenson & Gramig (2015a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 1.iii.2021