Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pseudococcyx tessulatana

Pseudococcyx tessulatana (Staudinger, 1871)

cone tortrix

on Cupressus, etc.

parasite

Larvae in the cones, feeding on the seeds.

host plants

Cupressaceae, oligpphagous

Cupressus arizonica, sempervirens; Platycladus orientalis; Tetraclinis articulata.

phenology

The larva bores in a cone, feeding on the seeds. Pupation in the cone.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body yellowish to reddish brown; head brown; prothoracic plate brown with darkened hind margin; pinacula brown (Swatschek).

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Coccyx tessulatana.

references

Bouaziz & Roques (2006a), Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Huisman, Koster, Muus & van Nieukerken (2013a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Roques, Markalas, Raoux ao (1999a), Swatschek (1958a), Trematerra (1993a).

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