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Eucosma metzneriana

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Tortricidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Eucosma
Eucosma metzneriana
Similar  Eucosma conterminana, Eucosma campoliliana, Eucosma, Eucosma obumbratana, Eucosma cana

Eucosma metzneriana, the mugwort bell, is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found on Sicily and in Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Sweden, Finland, the Baltic region, Ukraine, Russia (European Russia, Siberia and the Russian Far East), North Africa, Transcaucasia, Asia Minor, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, China (Henan, Hubei, Guangxi, Tibet, Shaanxi, Gansu, Xinjiang), Korea and Japan.

The wingspan is 17–23 mm. Adults have been recorded on wing from June to July in Europe.

The larvae feed on Artemisia species, including Artemisia vulgaris and Artemisia absinthium. Feeding causes gall formation. The gall has the form of a swelling of the stem. The light coloured frass is ejected out of this gall. The larvae have a pale yellow body and a brown head. Pupation takes place in the stem of the host plant.


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