Pseudococcyx tessulatana (Staudinger, 1871)

cone tortrix

on Cupressus, etc.

parasite

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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.

references

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

mod 20.xii.2019