Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Evergestis extimalis

Evergestis extimalis (Scopoli, 1763)

marbled yellow pearl

on Brassicaceae

Evergestis extimalis: larva on Diplotaxis tenuifolia

Diplotaxis tenuifolia, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Mol, 19.ix.2020 © Carina Van Steenwinkel; det Tymo Muus: occupied inflorescence

Evergestis extimalis: larva on Diplotaxis tenuifolia

detail with larva

parasite

Larvae, often a few together, in a dense web in the inflorescence, feeding at the flower buds and fruits.

host plants

Brassicaceae, oligophagous

Arabis; Berteroa incana; Brassica napus, oleracea, rapa; Diplotaxis tenuifolia; Eruca vesicaria; Iberis amara, pinnata; Raphanus sativus; Rorippa amphibia; Sinapis alba, arvensis; Sisymbrium loeselii, officinale; Teesdalia nudicaulis; Thlaspi arvense.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as larva in the soil.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

See also Patočka, Patočka & Turčáni.

references

Lepiforum (2020), Microlepidoptera.nl (2020), Patočka (2001c), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a) .

Last modified 24.ix.2020