Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Urophora cuspidata

Urophora cuspidata (Meigen, 1826)

on Centaurea


one or more larvae (maggots) live, each in its own vertical cell, in the thickened and lignified receptacle; here also the pupation takes place.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Centaurea decipiens, iberica, jacea subsp. gaudinii, nigra, scabiosa & subp. alpestris + grinensis; Cheirolophus sempervirens; Cyanus montanus, pichleri.


Euribia cuspidata.


Baugnée (2006a), Beguinot (2000b, 2002e), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Fazel, Fallahzadeh & Gheibi (2011a), Kütük, Yaran, Torbali, ao (2019a), Lutovinovas (2014a), Merz & Kofler (2008a), Mohamadzade Namin & Nozari (2011a), Niblett (1940a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Smit (2010a), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a), Tomasi (2014a), Tóth (1969a), White (1988a), White & Korneyev (1998a).

Last modified 17.x.2020