Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acleris abietana

Acleris abietana (Hübner, 1822)

perth button

on Picea, etc.

parasite

Larva in a slight web amobg the needles.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Abies alba; Picea abies; Pinus sylvestris.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation probably as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body greyish brown; head and prothoracic plate light brown; pinacula dark brown.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

All European material that has been ascribed to Acleris nigrilineana Kawabe, 1963 upon check of its DNA has been shown to belong to A. abietana (M. Mutanen in Lepiforum).

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Diakonoff & Dorst (1982a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Lepiforum (2019), Meijerman & Ulenberg (2000a), Modlinger & Liška (2016a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Pröse (1993a).

Last modified 7.ii.2021