Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pammene purpureana

Pammene purpureana (Constant, 1888)

on Arbutus

Pammene purpureana on Arbutus unedo

Arbutus unedo, France, dép. Hérault, Aumelas, 22.v.2021 © Ruben Meert: vegetation

Pammene purpureana on Arbutus unedo

infected shoot, recognisable by a withered leaf…

Pammene purpureana on Arbutus unedo

… or by silk and drooping leaves

Pammene purpureana on Arbutus unedo

extrused frass in a leaf axil

Pammene purpureana on Arbutus unedo

larva in opened shoot

Pammene purpureana on Arbutus unedo

vacated shoot

Pammene purpureana on Arbutus unedo

full larva, after leaving its gallery (10.vi.2021)

parasite

The larva bores in the young shoots and ripening fruits.

host plants

Ericaceae, monophagous

Arbutus unedo.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

references

Corley, Rosete, Romão ao (2015a) .

Last modified 2.xii.2023