Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Argyroploce lediana

Argyroploce lediana (Linnaeus, 1758)

on Rhododendron


the larva lives among the flowers and young leaves but prior to the hibernation, bores into a young shoot where some swelling may occur.

host plants

Ericaceae, monophagous

Rhododendron tomenentosum (= Ledum palustre).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka & Turčáni, Swatschek.


Olethreutes lediana.


Buhr (1964), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Stark (2012a), Swatschek (1958a), Wegner (2015a).

Last modified 12.x.2021