Argyresthia curvella (Linnaeus, 1761)

Lepidoptera, Yponomeutidae

on Malus

Argyresthia curvella: larva on Malus sylvestris

Malus sylvestris, Germany, Eifel, Heimbach © Arnold Grosscurt

Argyresthia curvella: larva on Malus sylvestris

larva, dorsal view

gall

the larva lives in the closed bud, feeding on the internal parts of the flower. The buds remains closed because the sepals are spun together.

hostplants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Malus domestica, sylvestris.

synonyms

Argyresthia cornella (Fabricius, 1775); A. arcella (Fabricius, 1776).

03/07/2016

pub 24.v.2017 · mod 28.vi.2017