Agonoscena targionii (Lichtenstein, 1874)

on Pistacia

Agonoscena targionii: larvae

middle and late stage larvae (from Luker, 2015a)


leaves disfigured, leaf margin rolled inwards. Mainly in the leaf roll, but also elsewhere at the leaf underside, many nymphs covered by much white wax-wool.


Anacardiaceae, monophagous

Pistacia atlantica, khinjuk, lentiscus, terebinthus, vera.

P.lentiscus certainly is the main hostplant.


Conci, Rapisarda & Tamanini (1992a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Halperin, Hodkinson, Russell & Berlinger (1982a), Hodkinson (2009a), Hodkinson & Hollis (1981a), Houard (1909a), Luker (2015a), Mehrnejad (2010a), Seljak (2006a), Traveset (1994a).

mod 4.vii.2018