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.


Asteraceae, oligophagous

Centaurea scabiosa & subp. alpestris.

According to White & Korneyev (2008a) exclusively on species of the subgenus Centaurea (Lopholoma). This implies that records from Centaurea decipiens, jacea subsp. gaudinii, nigra, and even more Cheirolophus sempervirens and Cyanus montanus are improbable.


Euribia cuspidata.


Baugnée (2006a), Beguinot (2000b, 2002e), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Lutovinovas (2014a), Merz & Kofler (2008a), Niblett (1940a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Smit (2010a), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a), Tomasi (2014a), Tóth (1969a), White (1988a), White & Korneyev (1998a).


Last modified 1.xii.2017