Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Larinus filiformis

Larinus filiformis Petri, 1907

on Centaurea


Larvae and pupae solitary in the flower heads. Mature beetles feed at the growing points and at the flower buds in spring.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Centaurea solstitialis.

distribution within Europe

Bulgaria, Turkey and further to the east.


G├╝ltekin, Cristofaro, Tronci & Smith (2008a, b), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

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