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).

mod 5.i.2020