Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Paramesia gnomana

Paramesia gnomana (Clerck, 1759)

small straw tortrix

polyphagous

parasite

Larvae among pun leaves.

host plants

Iris pseudacorus; Plantago; Stachys germanica, sylvatica; Taraxacum; Vaccinium myrtillus.

phenology

Univoltine.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body yellow to greyish green; head brownish yellow; prothoracic plate brown; anal plate yellowish green; thoracic pinacula brown, the abdominal ones yellowish green; see Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Dichelia gnomana.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 11.xi.2019