Pseudoclavellaria amerinae (Linnaeus, 1758)
on (poplar), willow
Salix alba, Hungary, Kimle, 20.vi.2019 © László Érsek
head and thorax
The larvae eat large chunks out of the leaves.
Salix alba, caprea, x fragilis.
Mainly on smooth-leaved willows. Rarely also on Populus nigra, tremula.
distribution within Europe
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
the reticulate wall of the cocoon © AD Liston (from Liston & Skacel).
cocoons of the Hungarian larvae (26/27.vi.2019)
larva in cocoon
19.iv.2020: after the hibernation: opened cocoon with prepupa
7.v.2020: opened cocoon with fresh pupa
11.v.2020: opened cocoon with fully developed cocoon
Chevin (1987), Liston & Skacel (2015a), Schedl & Klima (1980a), Schwarz (2000a), Taeger (1998a), Taeger, Altenhofer, Blank, ao (1998a).