Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sitochroa verticalis

Sitochroa verticalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

lesser pearl

polyphagous

parasite

Larvae in spun leaves.

host plants

Artemisia absinthium; Atriplex; Centaurea scabiosa; Cirsium arvense; Cytisus scoparius; Diplotaxis tenuifolia; Inula conyzae; Rumex; Teucrium scorodonia; Urtica dioica.

phenology

The larva hibernates fully fed in a cocoon.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Evergestis, Phlyctaenodes, verticalis.

references

Corley, Marabuto & Pires (2007a), Huisman & Koster (1996a), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Thomann (1956a).

Last modified 15.ii.2020