Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Larinus sturnus

Larinus sturnus (Schaller, 1783)

on thistles

parasite

The larvae live in the flower head, feeding on the fruits and the receptacle; pupation ib a cavity in the receptacle.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Arctium lappa, minue; Carduus crispus, hamulosus, nutans, pycnocephalus; Centaurea jacea, scabiosa; Cirsium arvense, eriophorum, helenioides, heterophyllum, oleraceum, palustre, spinosissimum, tuberosum, vulgare; Silybum marianum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

See Gosik & Skuhrovec.

references

Balalaikins & Bukejs (2011a), Delbol (2012b), Dieckmann (1983a), Gosik & Skuhrovec (2011a), Gültekin (2004a), Gültekin & Alonso-Zarazaga (2015a), Heijerman (2007b), Kofler (2014a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Sanz Benito, García-Ocejo Izquierdo & de los Mozos Pascua (1996a), Skuhrovec & Gosik (2011a), Zwoelfer (1971a).

Last modified 20.xi.2019