Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Larinus capsulatus

Larinus capsulatus Güeltekin, 2008

on Echinops


Larvae in the flower heads. Pupation in a cocoon, that is attached to the stem. The wall if the cocoon, known as a trehala, contains large quantities of sugar and is collected and consumed by people.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Echinops orientalis.

distribution within Europe


larva, pupa

See Nikulina & Gültekin.


Gültekin (2008b), Nikulina & Gültekin (2014a) .

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