Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Capitophorus horni

Capitophorus horni Börner, 1931

on thistles


Leaves disfigured by aphids living at the underside. The aphids are translucent pale green or yellow, often with two brighter green length stripes; length 1.6-2.5 mm. Antennae 2 x cauda. No host plant alternation.

host plants

Asteraceae, Carduinae, narrowly oligophagous

Cirsium arvense, canum, oleraceum, palustre, vulgare; Cynara cardunculus, scolymus; Scolymus.

In many regions Cirsium oleraceum is the main host plant.


Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1964b), Corpuz-Raros & Cook (1974a), Heie (1994a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Meliá Masiá (1978a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998b), Tambs-Lyche (1970a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 25.i.2019