Cheilosia vernalis (Falén, 1817)

yarrow cheilosia

on Asteraceae


The larvae have been observed as stem borers and, in Tragopogon, in the involucre. The wide variation both in biology and host plant reflects the strong variability of the species,

host plants

Asteraceae, broadly oligophagous

Achillea millefolium; Cirsium rivulare; Matricaria chamomilla; Sonchus oleraceus;Tragopogon.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Reemer, Renema, van Steenis ao (2009a), Speight (2017a), Ståhls, Vujić & Milankov (2008a)..