Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cochylis epilinana

Cochylis epilinana Duponchel, 1842

on Linum


Larvae bore in the green fruits.

host plants

Linaceae, monophagous

Linum campanulatum, catharticum, narbonense, usitatissimum.

Klimesch writes that the moth has been bred from the fruits of Asphodelus “microcarpus”; this cannot possibly the same species. Also the attributions of Solidago and Cephalaria leucantha by Kovács & Kovács are difficult to understand. See also the discussion in Lepiforum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Cochylis epiliana; Conchylis, Longicornutia, epilinana.


Klimesch (1987a), Kovács & Kovács (2020a), Lepiforum (2020), Schütze (1931a), Wimmer (1997a).

Last modified 7.iv.2021