Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eucosma aemulana

Eucosma aemulana (Schläger, 1849)

obscure bell

on Solidago

parasite

Larvae in the frhuit-bearing flower heads, moving from head to head without spinning them together.

host plants

Asteraceae, ? monophagous

Solidago virgaurea.

Perhaps also Aster amellus.

phenology

Univoltine; the larva hibernates in a cocoon in the soil, next pupates.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body pale orange; head and thoracic feet dark brown; prothoracic and anal plates light brown; pinacula hardly distinguishable (Swatschek).

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Semasia aemulana; Eucosma latiorana (Schläger, 1849).

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Requena i Miret (1998a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Wegner (2015a), Žemlička (2011a).

Last modified 31.i.2020