Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Epiblema sticticana

Epiblema sticticana (Fabricius, 1894)

colt’s-foot bell

on Petasites, Tussilago

parasite

The larvae bore in the roots; there also the pupation.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Petasites pyrenaicus; Tussilago farfara.

Also ? Arctium lappa.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Epiblema brunnichiana Hübner, 1825; Epiblema farfarae Fletcher, 1938.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Lepiforum (2019), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Thomann (1956a).

Last modified 17.ii.2020