Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hyphantria cunea

Hyphantria cunea (Drury, 1773)

fall webworm

on woody plant, when food is scarce also herbs

Hyphantria cunea on Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Fraxinus pennsylvanica, Hungary, Kimle, 19.vi.2020 © László Érsek

Hyphantria cunea on Fraxinus pennsylvanica

colony

Hyphantria cunea on Fraxinus pennsylvanica

larva, dorsal

Hyphantria cunea on Fraxinus pennsylvanica

thorax, dorsaal

Hyphantria cunea on Fraxinus pennsylvanica

kop

Hyphantria cunea on Fraxinus pennsylvanica

thrax,, ventral

Hyphantria cunea on Fraxinus pennsylvanica

pinaculum

Hyphantria cunea on Cornus sanguinea

Cornus sanguinea, Hungary, Kimle, 23.viii.2019 © László Érsek

Hyphantria cunea on Cornus sanguinea

colony

Hyphantria cunea on Cornus sanguinea

;larva lateral …

Hyphantria cunea on Cornus sanguinea

… and dorsal

parasite

Larvae communally in extensive webs at then end of the branches.

host plants

polyphagous

Acer negundo; Aesculus hippocastanum; Ailanthus altissima; Alcea rosea; Alnus; Betula; Buxus sempervirens; Campsis radicans; Chenopodium album; Citrus sinensis; Cornus sanguinea; Cotinus coggygria; Diospyros kaki; Fagus; Ficus carica; Fraxinus pennsylvanica; Gleditsia triacanthos; Gossypium herbaceum; Jasminum; Juglans regia; Larix decidua; Ligustrum vulgare; Liriodendron tulipifera; Malus domestica; Parthenocissus quinquefolia; Paulownia tomentosa; Pelargonium; Platanus occidentalis; Populus alba, nigra; Portulaca oleracea; Prunus persica, serotina; Pyrus communis; Quercus rubra; Rhododendron; Ricinus communis; Robinia pseudoacacia; Salix; Sambucus nigra; Schinus terebinthifolia; Spinacia oleracea; Symphoricarpos albus; Syringa; Taxodium distichum; Taxus; Tilia x europaea; Viburnum; Wisteria sinensis; Zea mays.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum, Pyrgus.

notes

Originally a North American species.

references

Lepiforum (2021), Pyrgus (2021), Schowalter & Ring (2017a), Sourakov & Paris (2014a).

Last modified 10.v.2022