Sitochroa palealis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1776)

sulphur pearl, carrot seed moth

on Daucus, etc.

parasite

Larvae in a web in the inflorescence; pupation in a cocoon in the soil.

host plants

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Daucus carota; Laserpitium prutenicum; Peucedanum oreoselinum; Seseli annuum; Thapsia villosa.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva

Picture on Lepiforum. The larvae have a treacherous similarity with some Depressaria species!

pupa

See Patočka, Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Phlyctaenodes palealis.

references

Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka (2001c), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a).

mod 6.i.2020