Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cochylimorpha straminea

Cochylimorpha straminea (Hawoth, 1811)

straw conch

on Centaurea

gall

The larvae of the summer generation live in the peduncle just below the flower head and feed in the developing fruitlets; about late July they pupate in their retreat. The next generation hibernates as small larvae high in the plant; in the spring they live as borers in the centre of the rosette.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Centaurea nigra, stoebe, vallesiaca.

synonyms

Euxanthis, Stenodes, straminea.

larva

Body dirty white; head blackish brown; prothoracic and anal plate brown. See further Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Müller (1989a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 3.xi.2019