Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eucosma hohenwartiana

Eucosma hohenwartiana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

bright bell

on Centaurea


Larvae in the flower heads; pupation in the soil.

host plants

Asteraceae, ? monophagous

Centaurea nigra.


Univoltine; hibernation as larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Body light yellow, head licht brown; see Swatschek.


See Patočka & Turčáni.


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), Corley, Merckx, Cardoso, ao (2012a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Lepiforum (2019), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 30.viii.2021