Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Thiodia citrana

Thiodia citrana (Hübner, 1799)

lemon bell

on Achillea, etc.


The larvae live in en spinning on the inflorescence, taking the flower heads together. Sometimes a larva also bores into the peduncle. Hibernation and pupation in a cocoon among the litter.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Achillea cretica, millefolium; Artemisia campestris, vulgaris; Cota tinctoria; Tanacetum vulgare.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Pictures on Lepiforym; see also Swatschek.


Semasia citrana.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Lepiforum (2019), Mitterberger (1931a), Schmitz (1998a), Schutze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Wimmer (1991a, 1997a).

Last modified 5.v.2023