Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Loxostege sticticalis

Loxostege sticticalis (Linnaeus, 1761)

diamond-spot pearl, beet webworm

on herbs and grasses

parasite

Larvae in a web on the leaves.

host plants

polyphagous

Artemisia alba, campestris, vulgaris; Atriplex; Beta vulgaris; Brassica oleracea; Cannabis sativa; Chenopodium album; Daucus carota; Glycine max; Helianthus annuus; Hordeum vulgare; Hordeum vulgare, x varia; Nicotiana tabacum; Phaseolus; Pisum sativum; Raphanus sativus; Solanum tuberosum; Sorghum; Spinacia oleracea; Trifolium pratense; Triticum aestivum; Zea mays.

phenology

Univoltine or bivoltine; hibernation as larva in a cocoon in the soil.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pop

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka, Patočka & Turčáni

synonyms

Phlyctaenodes sticticalis.

references

Anagnou–Veroniki, Papaioannou–Souliotis, Karanstasi & Giannopolitis (2008a), Lepiforum, Patočka (2001c), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a), Schütze (1931a), Stary (1930a).

Last modified 26.v.2020