Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hypera arator

Hypera arator (Linnaeus, 1758)

on Dianthus. etc.

parasite

Larvae free on the leaves, buds, and flowers. Pupation in a globular, white, smooth cocoon among the leaves.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, oligophagous

Agrostemma githago; Dianthus arenarius, carthusianorum, caryophyllus, deltoides; Gypsophila; Minuartia; Moenchia ewrecta; Scleranthus; Silene baccifera, dioica, flos-cuculi, vulgaris; Spergula arvensis; Spergularia; Stellaria media.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva

Body yellowish green, pinacula black (Dieckmann); see also Skuhrovec (2005b).

references

Abbazzi, Bartolozzi, Crudele & Sforzi (2003a), Balalaikins (2012b), Compte (1981a), Dieckmann (1989b), Papi (2009a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Skuhrovec (2005a,b), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 24.xii.2020