Cochylis atricapitana (Stephens, 1852)

black-headed conch

on Jacobaea

Cochylis atricapitana: gall on Jacobaea vulgaris

Jacobaea vulgaris, Belgium, prov. Namur, Viroinval © Stéphane Claerebout

Cochylis atricapitana: gall on Jacobaea vulgaris

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Cochylis atricapitana: larva in gall on Jacobaea vulgaris

larva in the gall


Asteraceae, monophagous

Jacobaea erucifolia, vulgaris; ? Senecio sylvaticus.


Conchylis atricapitana.


References to this species from Hieracium actually refer to Cochylis dubitana (Hübner, 1799). That species lives in the flower heads and seed heads of a large number of Asteraceae.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Buhr (1964b, 1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Tomasi (2014a).

mod 26.vii.2018