Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pseudorchestes cinereus

Pseudorchestes cinereus (Fåhraeus, 1843)


No biological details known.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Centaurea scabiosa.

However, Caillol states that the species lives exclusively on Dittrichia viscosa. Yukanov ao mention the species lso from Salvia pratensis.


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Germany to Sardinia and Sicily, and from France to Austria; but also Moldova and large parts of Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Mentioned by Hering, 1936b) from Spain, mining on Centaurea, but he does not mention the species in his 1957 book. (According to the Fauna Europaea, 2010, the species does not occur in Spain.)


Benedikt, Borovec, Fremuth ao (2010a), Caillol (1954a), Forbicioni, Abbazzi, Bellò ao (2019a), Hering (1936b), Scherf (1964a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 25.x.2020