Homoeosoma nebulella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

european sunflower moth

on Asteraceae

parasite

The larvae develop in the fruiting flower heads.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Carduus acanthoides, nutans; Carthamus lanatus, tinctorius; Cirsium arvense, canum, vulgare; Helianthus annuus; Jacobaea vulgaris; Onopordum acanthium; Silybum marianum; Tanacetum vulgare.

phenology

Two generations.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

synonyms

Homoeosoma nebulellum.

notes

A pest in sunflower cultivation.

references

Huisman & Koster (1997a), Szabó, Szabó, Varga ao (2009a), Szabó, Tóth & Vágvölgyi (2007a).

mod 3.viii.2019