Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Earias insulana

Earias insulana (Boisduval, 1833)

egyptian, spiny, bollworm

on Abelmoschus, etc.

parasite

Larvae freely in the inflorescence.

host plants

Malvaceae, oligophagous

Abelmoschus esculentus; Gossypium herbaceum; Hibiscus; Malva nicaeensis, punctata; Malvella sherardiana.

But also mentioned from Oryza; Zea mays

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.

references

Calle (1982a), Dobado (2019a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Huertas Dionísio & Fuentes (2004a), Kravchenko, Witt, Speidel, ao (2009a), Lepiforum (2021), Müller, Kravchenko, Revay, ao (2010a), Tuinstra (2014a).

Last modified 5.iv.2024