Argyrotaenia ljungiana (Thunberg, 1797)

heather tortrix, polyphagous leaf roller

broadly polyphagous.

mine

The larva lives freely in spun leaves. Said to make a short mine in some conifers (Robbins, 1991a).

host plants

Abies nordmanniana; Achillea seidlii; Ambrosia artemisiifolia; Anethum graveolens; Artemisia vulgaris; Aster; Betula; Calluna vulgaris;Capsicum annuum; Centaurea jacea; Colutea arborescens; Dryas octopetala; Erica tetralix; Erigeron acris; Genista anglica; Gentiana pneumonanthe; Humulus lupulus; Jacobaea erucifolia; Larix; Lotus pedunculatus; Lycopersicon esculentum; Malus; Melissa officinalis; Myrica; Picea; Pinus sylvestris; Potentilla; Prunus; Pyracantha; Ranunculus acris; Rhododendron tomentosum; Rubus chamaemorus; Senecio; Solidago virgaurea; Tanacetum vulgare; Vaccinium myrtillus, uliginosum; Vitis.

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

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

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Entire Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

bright green without recognisable pinacula; prothoracic plate shining green; head very light brown, without markings; see also Lepiforum, Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Argyrotaenia pulchellana Haworth, 1811; Argyrotaenia, Eulia, politana Haworth, 1811.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Corley, Marabuto, Maravalhas ao (2011a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2004a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Lepiforum (2019), Meijerman & Ulenberg (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Wegner (2010a).

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