Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Amblyptilia acanthadactyla

Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Hübner, 1813)

beautiful plume

polyphagous

Amblyptilia acanthadactyla: larva

Pelargonium, UK, Norfolk, Fleet, 2017 © Rob Edmunds

Amblyptilia acanthadactyla: pupa

pupa

parasite

The larvae feed on the flowers, also tender foliage. Pupa, not in a cocoon, ofen fixed at the plant.

host plants

Aquilegia vulgaris; Bartsia; Calluna vulgaris; Carlina; Chaenorhinum rubrifolium; Chenopodium; Clinopodium nepeta; Erica tetralix; Euphrasia; Geranium robertianum; Jurinea; Lavandula stoechas; Mentha longifolia; Ononis natrix, spinosa & subsp. procurrens; Pelargonium; Prasium majus; Rosmarinus officinalis; Salvia; Stachys alpina, palustris, recta, sylvatica; Teucrium scorodonia; Vaccinium oxycoccos.

phenology

Bivoltine, hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

See Nel.

references

Arenberger & Baez (2011a), Baldizzone & Scalercio (2018a), Bella (2007a), Fazekas (1993a), Gielis (1996a), Huisman & Koster (1996a), Kuchlein & Gielis (1982a, Malumphy (2012b), Nel (1996a), Pinzari, Pinzari & Zilli (2013a), Sutter (1991a).

Last modified 10.vii.2020