Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Urophora mauritanica

Urophora mauritanica Macquart, 1851

on Carthamus, etc.


The larvae develop in lignified, multilocular galls in the flower heads.


Asteraceae, oligophagous

Carthamus arborescens, glaucus, lanatus, tenuis, tinctorius; Centaurea calcitrapa.

The statement by Houard and Buhr that “Euribia macrura” would live primarily on Onopordum is not confirmed by later sources.


Urophora algira Macquart, 1843; Euribia, Urophora, macrura Löw, 1855.


Buhr (1964b), Ebejer (2015a), El Harym & Belqat (2017a), Houard (1909a), Khaghaninia & Gharajedaghi (2012a), Khaghaninia, Gharajedaghi, Zarghani & Pour Abad (2012a), Kütük (2008b), Kütük, Yaran, Torbali, ao (2019a), Merz & Blasco-Zumeta (1995a), White & Korneyev (1998a).

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