Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Metzneria neuropterella

Metzneria neuropterella (Zeller, 1839)

on Centaurea, Cirsium, Dipsacus

parasite

Larvae in the flower heads.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Carlina acaulis, vulgaris; Cirsium acaulon, vulgare; Centaurea jacea, nigra, scabiosa.

According to Requena also Dipsacus fullonum (Caprifoliaceae)!

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

phenology

The larvae hibernate in the flower heads.

larva

White, ead blackish brown.

references

Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Corley, Marabuto & Pires (2007a), Huemer & Wieser (2003a), Kaitila 1996a), Redfern (1986a), Requena (2009a).

Last modified 26.i.2020