Ptocheuusa paupella (Zeller, 1847)
light fleabane neb
on (Centaurea), Limbarda, Pulicaria
Pulicaria dysenterica, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Boom en Rumst, Kleiputten Terhagen 8.viii.2018 © Ruben Meert
larva in opened flower head
The larvae feed on the achenes in the flower heads; in common fleabane their presence is betrayed by browned florets protruding from the flower head<./p>
Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous
Exceptionally Centaurea nigra.
Two generations; larvae in end June-early August and September-October.
distribution within Europe
See Bland ao.
Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a).