Panemeria tenebrata (Scopoli, 1763)

small yellow underwing

on mouse-ear

Panemeria tenebrata: on Cerastium semidecandrum

Cerastium semidecandrum, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Olen, Olen’s Broek, 9.vi.2019 © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Panemeria tenebrata o Cerastium semidecandrum

detail: the infected fruit is darkened because it is partly filled with frass

Panemeria tenebrata: young larva

young larva that emerged after the fruit had been opened by hand

Panemeria tenebrata: young larva

this larva crawled on a fruit that had opened spontaneously (det. Tymo Muus)

parasite

Young larve within a outwardly fully undamaged fruit; the fruit is party filled with frass, making it conspicuous because of its darker colour.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Cerastium fontanum, semidecandrum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

references

Porter (1997a), Waring & Townsend (2015a).

mod 11.vi.2019