Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Urophora terebrans

Urophora terebrans (Löw, 1850)

on Cirsium


The swollen and lignified receptacle houses a number of vertical gall chambers, each with a maggot or puparium.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

? Carlina vulgaris; Centaurea iberica, solstitialis; Cirsium aduncum, eriophorum, leucocephalum subsp. penicillatum, spinossimum, ukranicum, vulgare; ? Cynara cardunculus; Onopordum acanthium, heteracanthum.

References to Carduus are almost certainly erroneous.


Trypta terebrans; Euribia, Urophora, eriolepidis Löw, 1850.


Béguinot (2005a, 2012a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dirlbek & Dirlbek (1994a), Houard (1909a), Khaghaninia & Gharajedaghi (2012a), Khaghaninia, Gharajedaghi & Mohamadzade Namin (2012), Korneev & White (1993a), Kütük, Yaran, Torbali, ao (2019a), Mohamadzade Namin, Nozari & Najarpoor (2010a), Mohamadzade Namin, Nozari & Rasoulian (2010a), Niblett (1940a), White & Korneyev (1998a).

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