Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hydraecia micacea

Hydraecia micacea (Esper, 1789)

potato skin borer, rosy rustic moth

on grasses and herbs

Hydraecia micacea on Lysimachia vulgaris

Lysimachia vulgaris, Belgium, prov. Namur, Gerhoeven, de Rammelaers, 5.v.2020 © Carina Van Steenwinkel; det. Tymo Muus: infested plant

Hydraecia micacea on Lysimachia vulgaris

in transparency

Hydraecia micacea on Lysimachia vulgaris

opened stem with larvs

Hydraecia micacea: larva

larva

parasite

Larvae bore in the stems, sometimes also in the roots; pupation in the soil.

host plants

polyphagous

Allium cepa; Arctium; Atriplex; Beta vulgaris; Carex; Cyperus longus; Elytrigia repens; Equisetum arvense, fluviatile; Filipendula ulmaria; Fragaria ananassa; Glyceria maxima; Humulus lupulus; Iris pseudacorus; Limonium vulgare; Lycopersicon esculentum; Lysimachia vulgaris; Petasites albus; Phalaroides arundinacea; Phragmites australis; Plantago lanceolata, maritima; Polygonum; Raphanus sativus; Rheum rhaponticum; Rumex aquaticus, hydrolapathum, obtusifolius; Salvia pratensis; Solanum tuberosum; Stachys arvensis, sylvatica; Tussilago farfara; Typha latifolia; Zea mays.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as egg

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

references

Ebert (ed., 1998a), Huemer & Mayr (1999a), Leblond (2002a), Lepiforum (2021), Šedivý, Born & Vostřel (2005a), Wirooks & Theissen (1999a).

Last modified 31.viii.2021