Eucosma conterminana (Guenée, 1845)

pale lettuce bell

on Lactuca, etc.

parasite

The larvae bore on the flower heads.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Lactuca sativa, serrioLa, virosa; Tripolium pannonicum subsp. tripolium.

Found in a garden also on Sonchus arvensis; Symphyotrichum x versicolor (“Aster”).

phenology

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

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body yellowish brown; head light to dark brown; prothoracic plate dark brown (Swatschek).

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Semasia conterminana.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Corley, Rosete, Marabuto ao (2014a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Huisman & Koster (2000a), Langenbuch (1940a), Meijerman & Ulenberg (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a), Requena i Miret (1998a), Roweck & Savenkov (2010a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Wegner (2010a, 2015a).

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