Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cochylis flaviciliana

Cochylis flaviciliana (Westwood, 1854)

gold-fringed conch

on Knautia, etc.


The larvae live in the flower heads; hibernation and pupation in a cocoon among the litter.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, oligophagous

Knautia arvensis; Scabiosa; Succisa pratensis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Fazekas & Schreurs (2010a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Huemer & Mayr (2000a), Huemer & Wieser (2000a), Kovács & Kovács (2020a), Murria Beltrán (2005a), Wimmer (2007a), Ylla, Macià & Requena (2009a).

Last modified 28.ii.2023