Zeiraphera griseana (Hübner, 1799)

larch tortrix, larch bud moth

on Larix, etc.

parasite

Larvae in the unfolding buds and on the young needles. Pupation in a cocoon among the litter.

host plants

Pinaceae, oligophagous

Abies alba; Larix decidua; Picea sitchensis; Pinus contorta, sylvestris; .

Primarily on Larix; only exceptionally on Abies.

phenology

Univoltine.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka & Turčáni, Swatschek.

synonyms

Enarmonia, Steganoptycha, Zeiraphera, diniana (Guenée, 1845).

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Lepiforum (2020), Meijerman & Ulenberg (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Thomann (1956a).

mod 16.ii.2020