Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eucosma albidulana

Eucosma albidulana (Herrich-Schäfer, 1851)

on Asteraceae


According to Houard and Buhr does the larva live in a hard, elongated swelling of the apical part of the main shoot; pupation in the gall. However, the description of the larva given by Swatschek is derived from larvae in the flower heads (of Serratula) and nothing is said about a gall.


Asteraceae, oligophagous

Artemisia campestris; ? Helichrysum arenarium; Laphangium luteoalbum; Serratula tinctoria.

A note on Lepiforum that the species would be associated mainly with Centaurea stoebe does not fit well in this picture.


Body yellowish white, dorsally sometimes suffused with pink; head light to dark brown. See Swatschek.


See Patočka & Turčáni.


Epiblema albidulana.


Buhr (1964a), Houard (1909a), Lepiforum (2019), Medianero, Parra, Sánchez & Nieves-Aldrey (2007a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Szőcs (1977a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 22.xii.2019