Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cheilosia chloris

Cheilosia chloris (Meigen, 1822)

on cabbage thistle


Oviposition at the underside of a leaf, near its base. The larva lives as a borer, probably in the stem.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Cirsium oleraceum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Dockzkal (1996a, 2002a [“chlorus”]), Marcos-GarcĂ­a (1990a), Reemer, Renema, van Steenis ao (2009a), Speight (2017a).

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