Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hydraecia micacea

Hydraecia micacea (Esper, 1789)

potato skin borer, rosy rustic moth

on grasses and herbd

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, sometimed also in the roots; pupation in the soil.

host plants

polyphagous

Arctium; Atriplex; Elytrigia repens; Equisetum; Glyceria; Humulus lupulus; Iris pseudacorus; Limonium vulgare; Lysimachia vulgaris; Petasites; Plantago; Rumex; Solanum tuberosum; Stachys sylvatica; Tussilago.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as egg

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

Last modified 14.v.2020