Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Larinus scolymi

Larinus scolymi (Olivier, 1807)

on Carduus, Cynara


Larvae and pupae in the flower heads; the larvae feed on the fruits.

host plants

Asteraceae-Cardueae, narrowly oligophagous

Carduus nutans; Cynara cardunculus, scolymus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Delbol (2012b), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a).

Last modified 15.v.2019