Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phycitodes albatella

Phycitodes albatella (Ragonot, 1887)

on Asteraceae

parasite

Larvae in the flower heads, feeding on the achenes.

host plants

Asteraceae, broadly oligophagous

Aster amellus; Crepis biennis; Erigeron annuus; Jacobaea vulgaris; Solidago virgaurea; Sonchus arvensis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva

Pictures on Lepiforum.

synonyms

Phycitodes albatella pseudonimbella (Bentinck, 1937).

references

Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ellis (2009a), Lepiforum (2020).

Last modified 5.i.2020