Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cochylimorpha hilarana

Cochylimorpha hilarana (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)

on Artemisia


Swelling of the basal part of a young stem; the gall, a cm thick and up to 6 cm long, may be partly hidden in the soil; the section of the stem above the gall is more or less declining. In the gall a whitish caterpillar with a light brown or dark brown head, or its pupa.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Artemisia campestris, ? maritima.


Body whitish; head light tot dark brown; prothoracic plat brownish, hind border darkened; anal plate brownish, darkly punctuated; pinacula hardly recognisable; see Swatschek/


See Patočka & Turčáni/


Conchylis, Stenodes, hilarana.


Blanes-Dalmau, Caballero-López & Pujade-Villar (2017a), Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Disqué (1905a), Houard (1909a), Medianero, Parra, Sánchez & Nieves-Aldrey (2007a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Swatschek (1958a), Tomasi (2014a), Vávra (2016a), Wegner (2015a).

Last modified 28.i.2021