Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sphenoptera rauca

Sphenoptera rauca (Fabricius, 1787)

on thistles


The larvae bore in the stems and in the underground parts.

host plants

Apiaceae, Asteraceae, polyphagous

Carduus; Cirsium; Cynara scolymus; Eryngium campestre; Onopordum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Kadûra (2006a), Panin, Săvulecu & Ruicănescu (2015a), Verdugo Páez (2002a).

Last modified 20.ii.2021