Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Cirsium discolor
(Pasture Thistle) [Asteraceae]
(Observations are from Clark et al., Marcovitch, Natural History Museum)

Coleoptera (Beetles)

Chrysomelidae: Cassida rubiginosa Clk2004, Oulema palustris Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Melanagromyza virens [polyphagous, larvae bore through lower stems] Mar1916

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Nymphalidae: Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady) [larvae roll the margins of leaves and feed from within, polyphagous] Mar1916 NHM2010; Pterophoridae: Platyptilia carduidactyla (Artichoke Plume Moth) [larvae feed on terminal shoots and at bases of flowerheads] Mar1916