Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Strophedra nitidana

Strophedra nitidana (Fabricius, 1794)

little oak piercer

on Quercus

parasite

The larvae lives between two leaves that are tightly spun one above the other.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus robur.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as pupa in a frass-incrustated cocoon, still among the two, now fallen, leaves.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Pammene nitidana; P. flexana (Zeller, 1849).

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Corley, Rosete, Gonçalves ao (2018a), Corley, Marabuto, Maravalhas ao (2009a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Lepiforum (2019), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 2.ii.2020