Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pammene argyrana

Pammene argyrana (Hübner, 1799)

black-bordered piercer

polyphagous

parasite

The larvae develop in galls on oak, like those of Biorhiza pallida. However, de Jong & Beeke describe meticulously how the larva also may develop in fruits, in particular apple and pear.

host plants

Malus domestica; Pyrus communis; Prunus domestica, cerasifera; Quercus.

phenology

Univoltine; the larve hibernates in a cocoon, either in the gall or behind bark.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body translucent white; head light brown; prothoracic plate whitish, partly seamed with dark; ala plate two-coloured; prnacula brown, prominent.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Pammene costipunctana auct.

references

Aarvik (1992a), Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Corley, Marabuto & Pires (2007a), Deutsch (2012a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), de Jong & Beeke (1956a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 20.i.2020