Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eucosma cumulana

Eucosma cumulana (Guenée, 1845)

on Inula

Eucosma cumulana in flower head of Inula montana

Inula montana, France, Cévennes, dép. Gard, Revens, 5.vii.2019 © Ruben Meert

Eucosma cumulana in flower head of Inula montana

larva in the flower head

Eucosma cumulana in flower head of Inula montana

opened head

parasite

Larvae in the capitula, that obtain a conspicuously untidy aspect. The full grown larvae leave the flower heads to hibernate in a tough cocoon at the foot of the plant. Hibernation as larva, pupation in spring.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Inula montana.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body yellowish to orange; head dark brown; prothoracic and anal plates brownish, generally darkly punctuated (Swatschek).

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

Pseudeucosma cumulana.

references

Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 29.iv.2020