Larinus latus (Herbst, 1783)

Onopordum capitulum weevil

on Onopordum

parasite

One egg is deposited in the wall of a flower head, and covered by a soon drying secretion. The larva feeds on the content of the flower head, and ultimately pupates there.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Onopordum bracteatum, myriacanthum.

phenology

Univoltine.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

See Nikulina ao.

notes

Long confused with Larinus cynarae; cf Michalakis ao.

references

Briese (1996a), Gültekin (2004a, 2008a), Gültekin, Güçlü & Nikulina (2003a), Michalakis, Briese & Sheppard (1992a), Nikulina, Gültekin & Güçlü (2004a).

mod 7.vi.2019