Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Xestia xanthographa

Xestia xanthographa (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

square-spot rustic

mainly on grasses

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

polyphagous

Achillea ptarmica; Arrhenatherum elatius; Avenella flexuosa; Brachypodium pinnatum; Bromopsis erecta; Bromus hordeaceus; Carex brizoides; Crataegus; Cytisus scoparius; Dactylis glomerata; Elytrigia repens; Festuca ovina; Galium verum; Holcus lanatus; Lamium album; Lolium perenne; Molinia; Ochlopoa annua; Plantago lanceolata; Poa angustifolia, nemoralis, pratensis; Primula; Prunus spinosa; Rumex; Salix; Schedonorus arundinaceus; Stellaria media; Teucrium scorodonia; Trifolium; Urtica dioica; Vicia sepium; Viola.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum, Pyrgus.

references

Ebert (ed., 1998a), Koren, Vukotić & Črne (2015a), Lepiforum (2021), Peslier (2003a), Pyrgus (2021), Vegliante & Zilli (2007a), Wirooks & Theissen (1999a).

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