Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Nemophora cupriacella

Nemophora cupriacella (Hübner, 1819)

coppery long-horn

on Knautia, Scabiosa, Succisa

parasite

The young larvae live in the flower heads, feeding on the ovaries; later they live free in a case, feeding on plant litter.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, oligophagous

Knautia dipsacifolia; Scabiosa columbaria; Succisa pratensis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

references

Baldizzone (2004a), Heath & Pelham-Clinton (1983a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ellis (2009a), Kurz (2016a), Schmid (2019a).

Last modified 10.ii.2021