Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Crocidosema plebejana

Crocidosema plebejana (Zeller, 1847)

southern bell, cotton tipworm moth

on Malvaceae

parasite

Larvae in the flowers, feeding at the fruits, also on the young foliage.

host plants

Malvaceae, oligophagous

Abelmoschus esculentus; Abutilon peruvianum, theophrasti; Alcea rosea; Anoda cristata; Gossypium herbaceum, hirsutum; Hibiscus rosa-sinensis; Malva arborea, moschata, multiflora, parviflora, sylvestris; Sida carpinifolia.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum.

notes

A pest in the cotton cultivation (Meijerman & Ulenberg).

references

Baran (2005a), Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a) , Disqué (1905a), Gielis, Huisman, Kuchlein ao (1985a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2005a), Klimesch (1987a), Lepiforum (2019), Meijerman & Ulenberg (2000a), Requena i Miret (1998a), Schütze (1931a).

Last modified 5.iii.2020