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Plants: Asteraceae
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This list was complied from primary sources such as the Hosts of the British leaf-mining insect fauna by Pitkin and Plant and the Host plant genera of the British Agromyzidae by Warrington. Other sources include published data and the Leafminers and plant galls of Europe website.
Please notify Colin Plant or Rob Edmunds of any additions, alterations or corrections.


Carduus species (welted thistles):

Dip: Pegomya steini, Phytomyza continua, Phytomyza spinaciae
Lep: Coleophora peribenanderi, Scrobipalpa acuminatella
Col: Sphaeroderma testaceum, Sphaeroderma rubidum

Carduus species:

Recorded Elsewhere:

Dip: Chromatomyia horticola, Liriomyza huidobrensis, Liriomyza soror, Liriomyza strigata, Melanagromyza aeneoventris, Napomyza lateralis, Phytomyza cirsii, Phytomyza spinaciae, Phytosciara halterata
Lep: Agonopterix propinquella, Coleophora follicularis, Coleophore paripennella
Col: Apteropeda orbiculata, Orthochaetes insignis

Carduus pycnocephalus (Italian Thistle)

Col: Sphaeroderma rubidum


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