Aphelia viburnana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

bilberry tortrix

mine

Normally a non-miner on a variety of plants, can make a short mine in several conifers (Robbins, 1991a).

hostplants

Abies; Larix; Picea; Pinus.

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE observed (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Entire Europe, perhaps excluding Greece (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

light to dark grey with conspicuous white pinacula; anal plate almost white, prothoracic plate somewhat darker, both with complicated markings; head light brown with dark eye patch and two blackish brown triangular spots at the rear margin.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Kuchlein & Donner (1003a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Robbins (1991a).

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mod 8.ii.2018