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Eucosma metzneriana (Treitschke, 1830) Species

Last modified: Nov. 5, 2022, 10:33 a.m.

A not so common species in Belgium, hitherto almost only known from the northern part.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Eucosmini > Genus: Eucosma > Species: Eucosma metzneriana
Vernacular names
Zalmkleurig knoopvlekje (NL), Beifußkraut-Triebwickler (DE)
First mention in Belgium
Janmoulle E. 1946b. Microlépidoptères nouveaux pour la faune belge. — Lambillionea 46: 121–123. On page 122.




Wingspan: 18–23 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva starts in the tip of a shoot which it aborts, causing a swelling.
It hibernates in the stem and pupates in the lower part of the stem.
The images are active at dusk and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults have been observed from early June till mid July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Artemisia vulgaris and Artemisia absinthium

The larva lives on: Artemisia absinthium or A. vulgaris.

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