Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eucosma rubescana

Eucosma rubescana (Constant, 1895)

pale saltern bell

on Tripolium


The larva lives in the inflorescence among the spun flower heads, feeding on the achenes; pupation in a cocoon among the itter.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Tripolium pannonicum subsp. tripolium (= Aster tripolium).


Univoltine; hibernation as full grown larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum.


Eucosma catoptrana Rebel, 1903.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Huisman & Koster (1997a), Lepiforum (2019), Rickert (2010a, 2012a), Wegner (2010a, 2015a).

Last modified 31.i.2020