Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ptycholomoides aeriferana

Ptycholomoides aeriferana (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)

yellow larch tortrix

on Larix

parasite

The larva lives between spun needles; here also the pupation.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Larix decidua.

Reports from Acer platanoides, pseudoplatanus, Betula need confirmation.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body green; prothoracic plate brown, medially black; anal plate yellowish green; see also Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Cacoecia aeriferana.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Meijerman & Ulenberg (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Thomann (1956a).

Last modified 15.ii.2020