Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Uresiphita gilvata

Uresiphita gilvata (Fabricius, 1794)

yellow-underwing pearl

on Cytisus, Genista, etc.

parasite

Larvae in a flimsy web on leaves and flowers.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Cytisus scoparius; Genista microphylla, tinctoria; Laburnum anagyroides; Lembotropis nigricans; Retama monosperma; Spartium junceum; Ulex.

In a botanical garden also on two exotic Sophora species.

phenology

Hibernation as pupa in a white cocoon.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Pictures on Lepiforum.

pupa

See Patočka, Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Uresiphita limbalis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775).

references

Corley (2005a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Lepiforum (2019), Patočka (2001c), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Sarto i Monteys (2002a), Ylla, Macià & Huertas Dionisio (2008a).

Last modified 3.iii.2020