Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melanchra persicariae

Melanchra persicariae (Linnaeus, 1761)

dot moth

on herbs and shrubs

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

polyphagous

Acer pseudoplatanus; Actaea spicata; Aegopodium podagraria; Alnus glutinosa; Angelica sylvestris; Atropa bella-donna; Betula; Campanula; Chrysanthemum; Circaea; Cirsium arvense, oleraceum; Corylus avellana; Cytisus scoparius; Daucus carota; Dryopteris filix-mas; Epilobium; Fagus sylvatica; Frangula alnus; Fraxinus excelsior; Heracleum sphondylium; Hieracium sabaudum; Lactuca muralis; Lonicera xylosteum; Lupinus; Lythrum salicaria; Melilotus officinalis; Pieris; Plantago; Polygonum; Prenanthes purpurea; Pteridium aquilinum; Rubus fruticosus, idaeus; Salix caprea, viminalis; Sambucus nigra; Scrophularia nodosa; Senecio ovatus; Silaum silaus; Stachys sylvatica; Taraxacum officinale; Tradescantia; Ulmus minor; Urtica dioica; Vaccinium myrtillus.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum, Pyrgus.

synonyms

Mamestra, Polia, persicariae.

references

Corley, Merckx, Cardoso, ao (2012a), Dapporto (1998a), Ebert (ed., 1998a), Lepiforum (2021), Peslier (2002a), Reuhl (1974b), Pyrgus (2021), Wirooks & Theissen (1999a).

Last modified 11.ix.2021