Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sphenoptera jugoslavica

Sphenoptera jugoslavica Obenberger, 1926

bronze knapweed root borer

on knapweed


The larvae bore in the taproot, that may become swollen gall-like.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Centaurea diffusa, stoebe.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Müller (1989a), Panin, Săvulecu & Ruicănescu (2015a), Sakalian (2003a).

Last modified 2.iii.2021