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 larveae, each one in its own cell..

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Cirsium arvense, erisithales, palustre, vulgare.

In more southern Europe also Carduus nutans; Galactites tomentosus. 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), Houard (1909a), Marshall (2017a), Merz & Kofler (2008a), Niblett (1940a), Redfern (1968a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Smit (2010), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a), Tomasi (2003a, 2014a), White (1988a), White & Korneyev (1998a).

Last modified 18.xi.2019