Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Merrifieldia baliodactylus

Merrifieldia baliodactylus (Zeller, 1841)

dingy white plume

on Origanum

parasite

Larvae and pupa free on the leaves; als the stem is damaged, with causes the top of the plant to fade.

host plants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Origanum vulgare.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as young larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

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

synonyms

Alucita baliodactyla; Pterophorus baliodactylus.

references

Albu (2009a), Fazekas (1993a), Gelis (1996a, Huisman, Kuchlein, van Nieukerken ao (1986a), Lepiforum (2020), Nel (1996a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Sutter (1991a), Žemlička (2011a).

Last modified 13.i.2020