Cochylis posterana Zeller, 1847

on distels

parasite

Larvae in the flower heads.

host plants

Asteraceae, o0ligophagous.

Arctium; Carduus acanthoides, nutans; Centaurea jacea; Cirsium vulgare.

phenology

Bivoltine; hibernation as larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body brownish white, often with s reddish hue; head dark brown; prothoracic plate brown, margined black, median sulcus darkly punctuated; see Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Conchylis posterana.

references

Disqué (1905a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a).

mod 4.xi.2019