Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cheilosia fraterna

Cheilosia fraterna (Meigen, 1830)

orange-shinned cheilosia

on thistles

parasite

Oviposition on the upper side of the leaves. The larva enters into the midrib, then descends via the stem down to the root crown. Pupation in the soil.

host plants

Asteraceae-Carduinae, narrowly oligophagous

Carduus acanthoides; Cirsium eriophorum, palustre.

phenology

Hibernation as puparium.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

See Rotheray.

references

Dockzkal (1886a), Reemer, Renema, van Steenis ao (2009a), Rotheray (1988b), Speight (2017a).

Last modified 16.vi.2019