Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cochylis hybridella

Cochylis hybridella (Hübner, 1813)

white-bodied conch

on Crepis, Helminthotheca, Picris


Larvae in the flower heads. Hibernation and pupation in a cocoon among the litter.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Crepis; Helminthotheca echioides; Picris hieracioides.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Body yellow, dorsally reddish; head yellowish brown; prothoracic plate yellowish, hind margin darker of with two dark spots; see Swatschek.


Conchylis, Neocochylis, hybridella.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Kovács & Kovács (2020a), Lepiforum (2019), Requena i Miret (1998a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 8.iv.2021