Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

xestia ashworthii

xestia ashworthii (Doubleday, 1855)

Ashworth’s rustic

on herbs

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

polyphagous:

Calluna vulgaris; Campanula rotundifolia; Digitalis purpurea; Erica carnea; Galium verum; Helianthemum nummularium; Hieracium murorum; Pilosella officinarum; Rumex acetosa; Salix repens; Sanguisorba minor; Solidago virgaurea; Taraxacum; Thymus praecox subsp. ligusticus, pulegioides, serpyllum.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum, Pyrgus.

references

Ebert (ed., 1998a), Lepiforum (2021), Pyrgus (2021).

Last modified 1.x.2021