Strophingia ericae (Curtis, 1835)
Larvae on the green, low shoots; the sit head-down in an open leaf axil. In mountain areas development takes two years, in the lowland one year; hibernation as larva.
Ericaceae, narrowly monophagous
Perhaps also Erica carnea (Hodkinson, 1981a).
References in the older literature to Erica cinerea probably are based on misidentifications.
distribution within Europe
5th (final) instar larva (from Hodkinson, 1973a); see also Ossiannilsson
Baugnée, Burckhardt & Fassotte (2002a), Burckhardt (1983a, 2002a), Burckhardt, Mühlethaler, Lauterer ao (2007a), Conci, Rapisarda & Tamanini (1992a), Hellrigl (2004a), Hodkinson (1973a, 1981a, 2009a), Hodkinson & White (1979a), Lauterer (1976a), Malenkovský & Lauterer (2012a), O’Connor & Malumphy (2011a), Ossiannilsson (1992a), Seljak (2006a), Serbina, Burckhardt & Borodin (2015a), White & Hodkinson (1982a).