Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cheilosia cynocephala

Cheilosia cynocephala Loew, 1840

musk-thistle cheilosia

on thistles


Badly known species; the larva would live in the top part of the stems.

host plants

Asreraceae-Carduinae, narrowly oligophagous

Carduus crispus, nutans; ? Cirsium arvense.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Reemer, Renema, van Steenis ao (2009a), Rotheray (1988a), Speight (2017a).

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