Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ascotis selenaria

Ascotis selenaria (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

japanese giant looper

on herbs and trees

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

polyphagous

Acacia dealbata, longifolia; Arbutus; Artemisia vulgaris; Betula; Cytisus ruthenicus; Euphorbia cyparissias; Frangula alnus; Melilotus; Pimpinella; Rubus; Salvia.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.

notes

In the subtropics a pest on crops like avocado, citrus (Wysoki ao).

references

Ebert (ed., 2003a), Lepiforum (2021), Vegliante & Zilli (2007a), Wysoki, Swirski, Greenber & Izhar (1975a).

Last modified 11.vi.2021