Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Philedone gerningana

Philedone gerningana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

cinquefoil tortrix, twist

polyphagous on herbs

parasite

Larvae in a silken tube or among spun leaves.

host plants

Armeria maritima; Helianthemum; Limonium vulgare; Lotus corniculatus; Medicago minima; Myrica gale; Peucedanum; Plantago media; Potentilla erecta; Scabiosa columbaria; Vaccinium uliginosum.

Occasionally Picea sitchensis

phenology

Univoltine, hibernation as egg.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

pictures on Lepiforum; see also Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Amphisa gerningana; Philedone geringiana: Swatschek.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Lepiforum (2019), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 28.xi.2019