Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eucosma aspidiscana

Eucosma aspidiscana (Hübner, 1817)

golden-rod bell

on Galetella, Solidago, Tripolium


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.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

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


Body yellow-orange; head light to dark brown; prothoracic plate as the head, with dark punctuations; anal plate brownish (Swatschek).


See Patočka & Turčáni.


Semasia aspidiscana.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Buhr (1964b, 1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b) , Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Szőcs (1977a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 24.xii.2019