Ephestia welseriella (Zeller, 1848)

on Alium

Ephestia welseriella on Allium ampeloprasum

Allium ampeloprasum, België, prov. Namen, Han-sur-Lesse, Belvédère, 24.vii.2018 © Ruben Meert: host plant

Ephestia welseriella on Allium ampeloprasum

larve

Ephestia welseriella on Allium ampeloprasum

another specimen

Ephestia welseriella on Allium ampeloprasum

bulb with exit opening

parasite

The larva lives within the bulb. There also the pupation takes place, within a loose cocoon.

host plants

Amaryllidaceae, monophagous

Allium ampeloprasum, flavum, guttatum, pallens, pruinatum, roseum, sphaerocephalon.

phenology

In Spain two overlapping generations.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

egg, larva, pupa

Described by Huertas Dionisio

synonyms

Anagasta welseriella.

references

Huertas Dionisio (2009a).

mod 29.ix.2018