Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phalonidia affinitana

Phalonidia affinitana (Douglas, 1846)

large saltmarsh conch

on sea aster

parasite

Oviposition on a flower head. The young larva for a short time lives within the head, then descends as a borer in the stem, sometimes as far as into the root.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Tripolium pannonicum subsp. tripolium (“Aster tripolium”).

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body whitish, shortly before pupation somewhat reddish; head brown; see Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Conchylis affinitana.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Disqué (1905a), Gerstberger (2003a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Hering (1928a), Kasy (1959a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Rickert (2010a, 2011a), Sønderup (1949a), Swatschek (1958a), Szőcs (1977a), Wegner (2010a).

Last modified 24.xii.2019