Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Epiblema costipunctana

Epiblema costipunctana (Haworth, 1811)

ragwort bell

on Jacobaea

parasite

The larve bore in the roots; further to the south, where the species has a second generation, the summer generation larva lives as a stem borer.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Jacobaea vulgaris.

phenology

One or two generations, depending on the region; hibernation in a cocoon in the soil.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Epiblema trigeminana (Stephens, 1834).

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Lepiforum (2019), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 27.xii.2019