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).


Semasia citrana.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Schutze (1931a), Wimmer (1991a).

mod 27.x.2019