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; Scolymus hispanicus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Compte (1981a), Delbol (2012b), Forbicioni, Abbazzi, Bellò ao (2019a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 24.x.2020