Pseudoclavellaria amerinae (Linnaeus, 1758)

on (poplar), willow

Pseudoclavellaria amerinae: larva on Salix alba

Salix alba, Hungary, Kimle, 20.vi.2019 © László Érsek

Pseudoclavellaria amerinae: larva on Salix alba

head and thorax

Pseudoclavellaria amerinae: feeding pattern on Salix alba

feeding pattern

parasite

The larvae eat large chunks out of the leaves.

host plants

Salicaceae, oligophagous

Salix alba, caprea, x fragilis.

Mainly on smooth-leaved willows. Rarely also on Populus nigra, tremula.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

notes

A peculiarity of this species is that the larvae pupate in a reticulate cocon. However, the cocoons of the Hungarian larvae had a smooth wall; this might be an effect oh the fact that that larvae were reared in captivity

Pseudoclavellaria amerinae: detail  of the cocoon

the reticulate wall of the cocoon © AD Liston (from Liston & Skacel).

Pseudoclavellaria amerinae: cocoons

cocoons of the Hungarian larvae (26/27.vi.2019)

Pseudoclavellaria amerinae: larva in cocoon

larva (prepupa?) in cocoon

references

Chevin (1987), Liston & Skacel (2015a), Schedl & Klima (1980a).

mod 15.vii.2019