Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cochylidia heydeniana

Cochylidia heydeniana (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)

blue-fleabane conch

on Erigeron


The larvae of the first generation live in the flower heads; those of the second generation live in the peduncle; there also they hibernate and pupate.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Erigeron acris, canadensis.

From Spain also mentioned from Dittrichia viscosa; Pulicaria dysenterica; Solidago virgaurea.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


See Patočka & Turčáni.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Kovács & Kovács (2020a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Requena i Miret (1998a).

Last modified 7.iv.2021