Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Xestia castanea

Xestia castanea (Esper, 1798)

neglected rustic

on mainly dwarf shrubs

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

polyphagous

Avenella flexuosa; Calluna vulgaris; Cytisus scoparius; Erica; Genista; Populus tremula; Prunus spinosa; Vaccinium myrtillus.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum, Pyrgus.

references

Dapporto (1998a), Ebert (ed., 1998a), Koren, Vukotić & Črne (2015a), Kravchenko, Fibiger, Mooser & Muller (2006a), Lepiforum (2021), Peslier (2003a), Pyrgus (2021).

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