Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Urophora stylata

Urophora stylata (Fabricius, 1775)

on Cirsium

Urophora stylata: gall on Cirsium vulgare

Cirsium vulgare, Hardenberg, 25.x.2019 © Arnold Grosscurt

Urophora stylata: larva

Cirsium vulgare, Nuth, Puttersdael, 17.x.2019 © Arnold Grosscurt: larva

Urophora stylata: larva in receptacle

Germany, Saarland, Bexbach © Volker Fäßler: larva in the galled receptacle

Urophora stylata: puparium in receptacle


Urophora stylata: imago


Urophora stylata: gall in Cirsium arvense

Cirsium arvense © Peter Harris, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,


the receptacle is strongly thickened and sclerified and contains several larvae, each one in its own cell.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Arctium lappa; Carduus nutans, pycnocephalus; Cirsium arvense, creticum & subsp. gaillardotii, eriophorum, erisithales, palustre, phyllocephalum, serrulatum, vulgare; Centaurea calcitrapa, iberica; Echinops spinosissimus; Galactites tomentosus; Notobasis syriaca; Onopordum illyricum; Xanthium spinosum.

A reference to Dittrichia viscosa by Tomasi (2014a) is certainly erroneous.


Euribia stylata


Baugnée (2006a), Béguinot (2006a), Bellmann (2012a), Bland & Rotheray (1994b), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dirlbek & Dirlbek (1994a), Houard (1909a), Karimpour (2011a), Korneyev & Konovalov (2010a), Kütük, Yaran, Torbali, ao (2019a), Marshall (2017a), Merz & Kofler (2008a), Mohamadzade Namin, Nozari & Rasoulian (2010a), Morris (2021a), Neuenschwander & Freidberg (1983a), Niblett (1940a), Redfern (1968a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Smit (2010), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a), Tomasi (2003a, 2014a), White (1988a), White & Korneyev (1998a).

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