Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Libythea celtis

Libythea celtis (Laicharting, 1782)

nettle tree butterfly

on Celtis

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

Cannabaceae, monophagous

Celtis australis, occidentalis, planchoniana, tourneflortii.

The observation by Toper Kaygin ao of a development on Alnus glutinosa (Betulaceae) must be exceptional.

phenology

Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

ei, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.

references

Döring & Hoffmann (2004), Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), John & Makris (2001a), Jurc, Csóka & Hrašovec (2016a), Lepiforum (2021), Rabl & Rabl (2015a), Toper Kaygin, Sönmezyildiz & Yildiz (2006a), Vegliante & Zilli (2007a).

Last modified 6.v.2021