Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Epinotia mercuriana

Epinotia mercuriana (Frölich, 1828)

on Calluna, Dryas, Vaccinium

parasite

Larvae among spun leaves.

host plants

Ericaceae, Rosaceae, restricted polyphagous

Calluna vulgaris; Dryas octopetala; Vaccinium myrtillus.

On Lepiforum it is supposed that the species would live exclusively on Dryas. However, in the UK the moth has a much wider distribution than Dryas.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Swatschek.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Lepiforum (2020), Swatschek (1958a), Thomann (1956a).

Last modified 16.ii.2020