Lixus cardui Olivier, 1807

thistle stemborer weevil

on Onopordum


Oviposition in the main stem or a branch; larvae and pupae in the pith of the stem.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Onopordum acanthium, bracteatum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

See Nikulina & Gültekin.


Gültekin (2007a), Nikulina & Gültekin (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

mod 15.v.2019