Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eucosma pupillana

Eucosma pupillana (Clerck, 1759)

eyed bell

on Artemisia


For a short time he larva mines in the bark of the stem, then continues as a borer, descending down to the root collar and the roots. Pupation in a flimsy cocoon in root, or freely among the roots.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Artemisia absinthium.


Univoltine; hibernates as larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Body yellowish white with a brownish dorsal and subdorsal length lines (Swatschek).


Semasia pupillana.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Robbins (1991a), Sch├╝tze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Thomann (1956a).

Last modified 16.ii.2020