Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eucosma conterminana

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), Wimmer (1997a).

Last modified 29.ii.2020