Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cochylidia rupicola

Cochylidia rupicola (Curtis, 1834)

hemp-agrimony conch

on Eupatorium, etc.


The larvae live in the flowers, feeding on the developing fruits. Hibernation and puption in a dry broken stem.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Eupatorium cannabinum; Galatella linosyris.

The species is reported also from Agrimonia; Lycopus europaeus (Rosaceae, Lamiaceae) The biology of the larvae here is not described.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Body yellowish white; head light brown; prothoracic plate yellowish; see Swatschek.


Conchylis rupicola.


Baldizzone & Scalercio (2018a), Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Disqué (1905a), Fazekas (2018a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Hellers (2002a), Huisman & Koster (2000a), Kovács & Kovács (2020a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 10.iv.2023