Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lobesia abscisana

Lobesia abscisana (Doubleday, 1849)

smoky-barred marble

on Carduus, Cirsium


The larva bores in the stem, from leaves that are spun together.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Carduus acanthoides; Cirsium vulgare.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Aarvik, Bakke, Berg ao (1997a), Blackstein (1985a), Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Lepiforum (2019), Vávra (2016a), Wittland (1992a), Žemlička (2011a).

Last modified 13.v.2023