Urophora stylata (Fabricius, 1775)

on Cirsium

Urophora stylata: larva in receptacle

Germany, Saarland, Bexbach © Volker Fäßler: larve 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, Bugwood.org


the receptacle is thickened and sclerified.

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), Merz & Kofler (2008a), Niblett (1940a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Smit (2010), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a), Tomasi (2003a, 2014a), White (1988a), White & Korneyev (1998a).

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