Eucosma aspidiscana (Hübner, 1817)

golden-rod bell

on Galetella, Solidago, Tripolium

gall

initially the larva feeds on the flower heads, but later it bores down in the stem, that turns red, swells and is generally distorted. Buhr states that the larva pupates in the gall, but according to Bradley ao the larve hibernates in a cocoon outside, and pupates in the spring.

hostplants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Galetella (= Aster) linosyris; Solidago virgaurea; Tripolium pannonicum subsp. tripolium (= Aster tripolium).

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Buhr (1964b, 1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Szőcs (1977a), Tomasi (2014a).

14/06/2015

mod 14.ii.2018