Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eucosma obumbratana

Eucosma obumbratana (Lienig & Zeller, 1846)

two-coloured bell

on Picris, Sonchus

parasite

Larvae in the flower heads; pupation in a cocoon in the soil.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Picris hieracioides; Sonchus arvensis, oleraceus.

Reference to Centaurea jacea are dubious.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Epiblema expallidana auct.

references

Baldizzone (2007b), Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Disqué (1905), Hancock & Bland (2015b, Huisman & Koster (2000a), Lepiforum (2019), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 29.i.2020