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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.


Centaurea species:

Dip: Phytomyza continua, Phytomyza spinaceae
Col: Orthochaetes setiger, Spherodermum rubidum

Recorded Elsewhere:

Dip: Aulagromyza similis, Chromatomyia horticola, Chromatomyia syngenesiae, Liriomyza bryoniae, Liriomyza trifolii, Napomyza hirticornis, Napomyza lateralis, Ophiomyia beckeri, Ophiomyia curvipalpis, Phytomyza spoliata
Lep: Agonopterix propinquella, Cnephasia incertana,

Centaurea cyanus (Cornflower):

Dip: Liriomyza strigata

Centaurea jacea (Brown Knapweed):

Dip: Melanagromyza dettmeri

Centaurea nigra (Knapweed):

Dip: Chromatomyia atricornis, Liriomyza strigata , Liriomyza centaureae ,Melanagromyza dettmeri,Melanagromyza oligophaga, Phytomyza autumnalis
Lep: Coleophora conspicuella, Coleophora paripennella, Coleophora peribenanderi, Jordanita globulariae
Col: Pseudorchestes pratensis, Sphaeroderma testaceum

Centaurea scabiosa (Greater Knapweed):

Dip: Chromatomyia atricornis, Phytomyza cinerea
Lep: Jordanita globulariae


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