Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Strophedra weirana

Strophedra weirana (Douglas, 1850)

little beech piercer

on Fagus

parasite

The larva between two leaves that are spun neatly one above the order, causing window feeding; much frass accumulates between the leaves.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Fagus sylvatica.

phenology

Univoltine, sometimes bivoltine. Hibernation as a pupa in a frass-covered cocoon still between the two leaves, now fallen to the ground.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Strophedra flexana auct.

references

Baldizzone & Scalercio (2018a), Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Hancock & Bland (2015b) , Huisman & Koster (1999a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2001a), Lepiforum (2019), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 17.xii.2019