Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Arge metallica

Arge metallica (Klug, 1834)

on Betula

parasite

Ovipossition probably in the leaf margin. Larvae communally, free on the leaves.

host plants

Betulaceae, monophagous

Betula pendula.

phenology

Univotine; pupation in the soil in a yellow cocoon.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva

Head shining black; body yellowish white, laterally bright yellow spots.

synonyms

Spinarge metallica.

references

Prous, Blank, Heibo, ao (2014a), Savina & Chevin (2012a), Savina, Chevin & Liston (2014a), Schedl & Altenhofer (2013a), Taeger, Altenhofer, Blank, ao (1998a).

Last modified 8.ii.2021