Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Argyrotaenia ljungiana

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).

Last modified 6.ii.2020