Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pleuroptya ruralis

Pleuroptya ruralis (Scopoli, 1763)

mother of pearl

on Urtica, etc.

parasite

Larvae among spun leaves.

host plants

polyphagous

Filipendula ulmaria; Humulus lupulus; Parietaria officinalis; Ulmus minor; Urtica dioica.

Strong preference for stinging nettle.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka, Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Patania, Syllepta, ruralis.

references

Corley (2005a), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka (2001c), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Piccoli Romanowski (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Thomann (1956a).

Last modified 16.ii.2020