Larinus iaceae (Fabricius, 1775)

on thistles

parasite

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

host plants

Asteraceae-Cardueae, narrowly oligophagous

Carduus acanthoides, crispus, nigrescens subsp. vivariensis, nutans, pycnocephalus; Carthamus lanatus; Centaurea scabiosa, solstitialis; Cirsium arvense, canum, oleraceum, palustre, vulgare.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

synonyms

Larinus jaceae.

references

Balalaikins & Bukejs (2011a), Delbol (2012b), Dieckmann (1962a, 1983a), G├╝ltekin (2004a), Kofler (2014a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

mod 7.vi.2019