Strophingia ericae (Curtis, 1835)

on Calluna

parasite

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.

hostplants

Ericaceae, narrowly monophagous

Calluna vulgaris.

Perhaps also Erica carnea (Hodkinson, 1981a).

References in the older literature to Erica cinerea probably are based on misidentifications.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva

Strophingia ericae larva

5th (final) instar larva (from Hodkinson, 1973a); see also Ossiannilsson

references

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).

mod 5.iv.2018