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Eucosma cana (Haworth, 1811) Species

Last modified: July 15, 2020, 6:22 p.m.

A common species throughout Belgium, especially in the northern part.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Eucosmini > Genus: Eucosma > Species: Eucosma cana
Vernacular names
Distelknoopvlekje (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Crombrugghe G. 1906a. Catalogue raisonné des Microlépidoptères de Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société entomologique de Belgique XIII: 1–172; XIV: 1–155. On page 129.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly from the beginning of June till the end of August. They are active from late afternoon and come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Centaurea nigra and Cirsium vulgare
Host plant (genera):

The larvae live in the flower heads of Cirsium vulgare, Carduus spp. or Centaurea nigra. They hibernate in a cocoon spun amongst leaf-litter or in the soil and pupate in this cocoon.

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