Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agonopterix mendesi

Agonopterix mendesi Corley, 2002

on Centaurea


Larvae in the untidily spun leaves at the top of the stem.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Centaurea sphaerocephala.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Body purplishbrown; head blackish-brown; prothoracic plate black; pinacula and anal plate concolorous with body.


Corley (2002b, 2005a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a).

Last modified 29.xii.2019