Spatalistis bifasciana (Hübner, 1787)

small purple button

polyphagous

parasite

According to several old sources the larvae bore into berries. However, recent Bitish observations indicate that the larvae feed on the withered leaves of oak and sweet chestnut.

host plants

Cornus mas; Ligustrum vulgare; Rhamnus cathartica; Vaccinium myrtillus, uliginosum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body yellow with large violet pinacula; head, prothoracic and anal plate brown, darkly margined (swatschek).

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Huisman & Koster (2000a), Šumpich (2011a), Swatschek (1958a).

mod 8.xii.2019