Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Malacosoma alpicola

Malacosoma alpicola Staudinger, 1870

on herbs

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves; initially in dense groups.

host plants

polyphagous

Alchemilla mollis; Arctostaphylos uva-ursi; Dorycnium pentaphyllum; Helianthemum; Onobrychis reuteri, viciifolia; Quercus rotundifolia; Rubus; Rumex acetosella & subsp. angiocarpus, induratus; Sanguisorba officinalis; Silene colorata; Trifolium campestre; Tuberaria guttata.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum, Pyrgus.

synonyms

Malacosoma alpicolum.

references

Corley, Marabuto, Maravalhas, Pires & Cardoso (2008a), Lepiforum (2021), Magro & Jambrina (2013a), Martín & Serrano (1984a), pyrgus.de (2022).

Last modified 15.iv.2022