Metzneria neuropterella (Zeller, 1839)

on Centaurea, Cirsium

parasite

Larvae in the flower heads.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Cirsium acaulon, vulgare; Centaurea jacea.

Only rarely on Centaurea.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

phenology

The larvae hibernate in the flower heads.

larva

White, ead blackish brown.

references

Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Kaitila 1996a), Redfern (1986a).

mod 8.ix.2019