Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Larinus centaurii

Larinus centaurii (Olivier, 1807)

on Centaurea

parasite

The larvae live in the flower heads, feeding on the fruits; here also the pupation.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Centaurea scabiosa.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

synonyms

Larinus beckeri Petri, 1907.

references

Benedikt (2014a), Delbol (2012b), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 27.i.2021