Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cochylis atricapitana

Cochylis atricapitana (Stephens, 1852)

black-headed conch

on Jacobaea

Cochylis atricapitana: gall on Jacobaea vulgaris

Jacobaea vulgaris, Belgium, prov. Namur, Viroinval © Stéphane Claerebout

Cochylis atricapitana: gall on Jacobaea vulgaris

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Cochylis atricapitana: larva in gall on Jacobaea vulgaris

larva in the gall

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Jacobaea erucifolia, vulgaris; ? Senecio sylvaticus.


Body pale yellowish, often with a reddish hue; head light brown; prothoracic plate brownish, hind margin with dark punctuations; anal plate brownish, with dark punctuations all over; see Swatschek.


Cochylichroa, Conchylis, atricapitana.


References to this species from Hieracium actually refer to Cochylis dubitana. That species lives in the flower heads and seed heads of a large number of Asteraceae.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Buhr (1964b, 1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2004a), Kovács & Kovács (2020a), Kubasik (2011a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Swatschek (1958a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 8.iv.2021