Calyciphora albodactylus (Fabricius, 1794)

on thistles

Calyciphora albodactylus feeding pattern on Carlina vulgaris

Carlina vulgaris, Belgium, prov. Liège, Aywaille, Heid des Gattes, 6.vi.2015 © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Calyciphora albodactylus feeding pattern on Carlina vulgaris

The larva locally has rolled the wolly indumentum of the underside of the leaf, then applied window feeding.

Calyciphora albodactylus feeding pattern on Carlina vulgaris

another image

Calyciphora albodactylus feeding pattern on Carlina vulgaris

upper side of a damaged leaf

Calyciphora albodactylus feeding pattern on Carlina vulgaris

Ptertophoridae-larvae are exceptionally long-hairy.

parasite

Larvae free on the leaves

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Arctium lappa; Carlina acanthifolia, biebersteinii, vulgaris; Cirsium ferox, helenioides; Echinops armatus, ritro & subsp. ruthenicus, sphaerocephalus; Jurinea cyanoides; Serratula.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Nel, Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Calyciphora albodactyla; Pterophorus xerodactylus (Zeller, 1841).

references

Baldizzone & Scalercio (2018a), Bigot, Luquet, Nel & Picard (1990a), Fazekas (1993a), Gielis (1996a), Kasy (1987a), Lepiforum (2020), Nel (1996a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Van Steenwinkel & Verboven (2016a), Sutter (1991a).

mod 26.ii.2020