Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Meliboeus amethystinus

Meliboeus amethystinus (Olivier, 1790)

on thistles

parasite

The larvae bore in the stems.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Carduus; Carlina; Cirsium; Galactites; Onopordum; Scolymus.

Also Eryngium (Apiaceae).

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2021).

larva

see Bilý.

synonyms

Meliboeoides amethystinus.

references

Arnáiz Ruiz & Bercedo Páramo (2005b), Bilý (1999a), Murria Beltrán & Murria Beltrán (2005a), Verdugo (2005a), Verdugo Páez (2000a, 2002a).

Last modified 7.iv.2021