Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Zeiraphera griseana

Zeiraphera griseana (Hübner, 1799)

larch tortrix, larch bud moth

on Larix, etc.


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.



distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

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


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


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Koponen (1985a), Lepiforum (2020), Meijerman & Ulenberg (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Thomann (1956a).

Last modified 5.viii.2020