Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Polia hepatica

Polia hepatica (Clerck, 1759)

silvery arches

on Vaccinium, etc.

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

polyphagous

Betula pendula; Calluna vulgaris; Carpinus betulus; Rubus fruticosus; Salix; Vaccinium myrtillus, uliginosum.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum, Pyrgus.

synonyms

Aplecta tincta (Brahm, 1791); Polia trimaculosa (Esper, 1788).

references

Ebert (ed., 1998a), Lepiforum (2021), Peslier (2002a), Pyrgus (2021), Reuhl (1974b).

Last modified 12.ix.2021