Pammene gallicana (Guenée, 1845)

purple-shaded piercer

on Apiaceae

parasite

The larvae live in the inflorescence, feeding on the spun fruits.

host plants

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Angelica sylvestris; Daucus carota; Heracleum sphondylium; Pastinaca sativa; Peucedanum palustre; Peucedanum palustre.

Schütze also mentions Dipsacus fullonum; this needs further confirmation.

phenology

Univoltine; the larva hibernates in a cocoon in the litter.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body yellowish brown; head dark brown; prothoracic and anal plates somewhat lighter brown; see Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Grapholitha, Laspeyresia, gallicana.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Huisman & Koster (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931), Swatschek (1958a). Wegner (2010a).

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