Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phalonidia curvistrigana

Phalonidia curvistrigana (Stanton, 1859)

golden-rod conch

on Solidago

parasite

The larvae live in the flower heads, feeding on the young achenes; their presence is not very conspicuous from the outside. They hibernate in a cocoon in the litter.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Solidago virgaurea.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body pale brown; head brown; prothoracic and anal plate paler, darkly punctuated; see Swatschek/

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Brevisociaria, Conchylis, curvistrigana.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 4.xi.2019