Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eucosma conterminana

Eucosma conterminana (Guenée, 1845)

pale lettuce bell

on Lactuca, etc.


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”).


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

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


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


See Patočka & Turčáni.


Semasia conterminana.


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