Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cydia splendana

Cydia splendana (Hübner, 1799)

late chestnut moth, marbled piercer, acorn moth, chestnut tortrix

on Castanea, Quercus

parasite

The larvae bore in the seeds; the frass is not ejected.

host plants

Fagaceae, oligophagous

Castanea sativa; Quercus robur, rubra.

Occasionally Juglans regia.

phenology

Univoltine; the larvae hibernate in a spun cocoon among the litter.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body greyish; piancula whitish; head light brown; prothoracic and anal plates yellowish; photos on Lepiforum; see also Brown & Komai, Patočka & Turčáni.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Carpocapsa, Laspeyresia, splendana.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Brown & Komai (2008a), Disqué (1905a [“splendidana”]), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Meijerman & Ulenberg (2000a), Myczko, Dylewski, Chrzanowski & Sparks (2017a), Lepiforum (2019), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 14.xii.2019