Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eucosma fulvana

Eucosma fulvana Stephens, 1834

fulvous bell

on Centaurea


Larvae in the flower heads; pupation in the soil.

host plants

Asteraceae, ? monophagous

Centaurea scabiosa.


Univoltine; hibernation as larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Body light yellow, dorsally with red spots, head licht brown; see Swatschek.


Eucosma hohenwartiana, fulvana and parvulana form a complex of species that only can be distinguished on the female ovipositor. Older identification, generally based on the outward characters of the moths are unreliable; the spectre of host plants is insufficiently known, in particular for continental Europe.


Agassiz & Langmaid (2004a), Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Lepiforum (2019), Swatschek (1958a), Varenne, Tautel & Nel (2005a).

Last modified 4.ii.2020