Gillmeria pallidactyla (Haworth, 1811)

yarrow plume

on Achillea, (Tanacetum)

parasite

Oviposition on the flowers. The young larva bores in the base of the stem, hibernates in the heart of the leaf rosette, then in spring empties two or three buds in the centre of the rosette. Pupartion in May on a substrate nearby.

host plants

Asteraceae – Anthemideae, oligophagous

Achillea millefolium, ptarmica.

Rarely also Tanacetum corymbosum, vulgare.

phenology

Univoltine.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

See Nel (1995a, 1996a).

synonyms

Gillmeria pallidactylus; Platyptilia pallidactyla.

references

Embacher & Huemer (2008a), Fazekas (1993a), Hart (2011a), Kozlov & Kullberg (2006a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Nel (1995a, 1996a), Robbins (1991a).

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