Aphalara itadori (Shinji, 1938)

on Reynoutria

Aphalara itadori larvae

larvae; after Jones ao (2013a).

parasiet

Larvae at the underside of the leaves. Hibernation in conifers.

hostplants

Polygonaceae, monophagous

Reynoutria x bohemica, japonica, sachalinensis.

notes

Not yet an European species, but because of its strict monophagy a serious candidate for the biological control of the highly invasive Japanese knotweeds.

references

Jones, Shaw, Wood ao (2013a), Shaw, Bryner & Tanner (2009a).

mod 2.ix.2017