Seq # 362660050

Eucosma conterminana (Guenée, 1845) Species

Last modified: April 12, 2021, 5:08 p.m.

A common species in the northern part of Belgium, not so common in the southern part.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Eucosmini > Genus: Eucosma > Species: Eucosma conterminana
Vernacular names
Sladistelknoopvlekje (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1859b. Supplément au catalogue des lépidoptères de Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 3: 133–142. On page 135.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature



At first, the larva feeds in the flower-heads of Lactuca virosa, L. serriola or cultivated lettuce. Later, it burrows into the seed-head. It hibernates in a cocoon spun in the soil or amongst leaf-litter. Pupation in the cocoon.

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Flight periods

The adults have been observed in July and August. They are active in the evening and later come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Lactuca viscosa and Lactuca serriola

The larva lives on Lactuca virosa, L. serriola or cultivated lettuce.

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