Alucita huebneri Wallengren, 1859

on Scabiosa

parasite

The larva lives inside the flower, feeding on the developing seeds. Houard, who states that the larva is responsible for dark red, fleshy swellings of the stem probably was mistaken with A. grammodactyla.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, monophagous

Scabiosa canescens, columbaria, ochroleuca.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

synonyms

Orneodes huebneri.

references

Béguinot (2002f, 2006b), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Fazekas (2010a), Houard (1909a [“hübneri”]), Szőcs (1977a).

mod 26.viii.2018