Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aulacidea freesei

Aulacidea freesei Nieves-Aldrey, 1994

on Silybum


Larva chambers below the bark of the stems. The chambers are oval and lined with silk. When touched, the larva reacts jerkingly (cf Phanacis zwolferi).

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Silybum marinum.


Nieves-Aldrey (1995a, 2001a, 2004a), Nieves-Aldrey & Askew (2002a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez & Hernández Nieves (2004a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a).

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