Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Larinus hedenborgi

Larinus hedenborgi Boheman, 1845

on Echinops

parasite

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.

distribution within Europe

Rhodes, Turkey.

references

G├╝ltekin (2008b).

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