Cheilosia proxima (Zetterstedt, 1843)

common thistle-cheilosia

on doistels

parasite

The larvae bore spiralled gallery in the roots; according to Rotheray the final instar lives freely among the mass of lateral roots; Pupation in the soil.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Cirsium oleraceum, palustre, spinosissinum.

phenology

Hibernation as puparium.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

See Rotheray.

references

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

mod 17.vi.2019