Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Carcharodus alceae

Carcharodus alceae (Esper, 1780)

mallow skipper

on Malva, etc.

parasite

Larvae in a folded leaf segment; in larger leaves a segment is cut loose.

host plants

Malvaceae, oligophagous

Abutilon theophrasti; Alcea rosea, setosa; Althaea officinalis; Malva alcea, moschata, neglecta, sylvestria, thuringiaca; Malvella sherardiana.

It has been found in Israel that the larve can successfully complete its development on a strongly aberrant host plant, viz. Chrozophora tinctoria (Euphorbiaceae: Benyamini).

phenology

Hibernation as larva.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.

references

Benyamini (2005a), Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Lepiforum (2021), Seizmayr (2015a), Vegliante & Zilli (2007a).

Last modified 20.iv.2021