Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phanacis zwoelferi

Phanacis zwoelferi Nieves-Audrey, 1995

on Silybum


Larval chambers in numbers below the bak of the stems. They are elongate-elliptic, parallel to the stem, and not lined with silk. Upon touch the larvae react only weakly (cf Aulacidea freesei).

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Silybum marianum.


Nieves-Aldrey (1995a), Nieves-Aldrey & Askew (2002a), Nieves-Aldrey (2008a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez & Hernández Nieves (2004a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a).

Last modified 20.iii.2021