Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Malacosoma franconica

Malacosoma franconica (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

on herbs

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

polyphagous

Achillea millefolium; Armeria maritima; Artemisia campestris; Erodium cicutarium; Euphorbia cyparissias; Festuca; Hedysarum coronarium; Helichrysum arenarium; Plantago lanceolata; Quercus; Rumex acetosella; Vicia cracca.

In captivity also Ferula communis.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.

synonyms

Malacosoma franconicum.

references

Bertaccini (2008a, 2020a), Ebert (ed., 1994a), Gelbrecht & Kallies (2001a), Lepiforum (2021).

Last modified 20.vi.2021