Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cochylis dubitana

Cochylis dubitana (Hübner, 1799)

little conch

on Asteraceae

parasite

Larvae in the flower heads.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Arctium lappa; Carduus acanthoides, nutans; Centaurea jacea; Cirsium vulgare; Crepis; Hieracium; Picris; Senecio; Solidago virgaurea.

phenology

Bivoltine.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Booy brownish white to white; head brown; prothoracic plate light brown, darker at the margins; anal plate with dark punctuations; see Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Conchylis dubitana.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Corley, Marabuto & Pires (2007a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 4.ii.2020