Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mecyna trinalis

Mecyna trinalis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

on Helianthemum

parasite

Biology of the larva not described.

host plants

Cistaceae, monophagous

Helianthemum canum.

Krone writes H. oelandicum, but according to a correspondent on Lepiforum this should be interpreted as H. canum.

phenology

Univoltine; imago in July.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body bluish green; head honey yellow; prothoracic and anal plates and feet darker green. Detailed description and illustration in Krone.

pupa

Pupa in a light spinning, yellowish brown. See also Patočka, Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Pyrausta trinalis.

references

Corley, Marabuto, Maravalhas ao (2011a), Kravchenko, Poltavsky, Segerer, ao (2020a), Krone (1904a), Lepiforum (2019), Patočka (2001c), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

Last modified 12.vi.2021