Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dichrorampha alpinana

Dichrorampha alpinana (Treitschke, 1830)

broad-blotch drill

on Leucanthemum

parasite

The larvae bore in the roots.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Leucanthemum vulgare.

phenology

Univoltine, hibernation as larva

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body whitish; head and prothoracic plate light brown (Swatschek).

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

notes

Heckford observed that eggs had been deposited on the involucre of the flower head, and tht some feeding had taken place. It is unclear how this can comply with a root-boring habit.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Heckford (2017b), Lepiforum (2019), Mitterberger (1931a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 29.ii.2020