Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cheilosia mutabilis

Cheilosia mutabilis (Fallén, 1817)

on ? mouse-ear-hawkweed, ? thistles


According to Grosskopf the larva lives as a stem borer in mouse-ear-hawkweed, but Speight cites a source stating that the larva is a root borer in creeping thistle.

host plants


? Carduus crispus; ? Pilosella officinarum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Grosskopf (2005a), Reemer, Renema, van Steenis ao (2009a), Rotheray (1988a), Speight (2017a) .

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