Pristiphora testacea (Jurine, 1807)

on Betula

Pristiphora testacea: colony on Betula pubescens

Betula pubescens, Hungary, Kimle, 27.vi.2017 © László Érsek

Pristiphora testacea: colony on Betula pubescens

young larvae

Pristiphora testacea: larva

mature larva (14.vii)

Pristiphora testacea: feeding damage

feeding damage

Pristiphora testacea: descending larvae

descending larvae

Pristiphora testacea: cocoons

cocoons

Pristiphora testacea: cocoon

cocoon

gall

Eggs are deposited one by one in the very leaf margin. This results in small ephemeral swellings, that sometimes we considered primitive galls, “procecidia”.

host plants

Betulaceae, monophagous

Betula pendula, pubescens.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

references

Beneš & Holuša (2015a), Buhr (1964b), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a).

mod 13.xii.2018