Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eucosma parvulana

Eucosma parvulana (Wilkinson, 1859)

saw-wort bell

on Serratula

parasite

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

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Serratula tinctoria.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body whitish; head brown; prothoracic and anal plates light brown, darkly punctuated; see Swatschek.

synonyms

Eucosma scutana (Constant, 1893).

notes

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.

references

Agassiz & Langmaid (2004a), Fazekas (2010d), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Lepiforum (2019), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 17.ii.2020