Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acleris laterana

Acleris laterana (Fabricius, 1794)

dark-triangle button, broad-barred button moth

polyphagous

parasite

Larvae among spun leaves.

host plants

Rhododendron; Vaccinium myrtillus.

These are the only more or less reliably established host plant. Moreover the following incoherent mix are mentioned: Crataegus; Filipendula ulmaria; Populus; Prunus; Rosa; Rubus; Salix; Sorbus; Symphytum officinale.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as larva or imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body pale green; head yellowish brown, laterally some black markings; prothoracic plate yellowish brown, hind margin with a blackish brown spot; anal plate and pinacula concolorous. See Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Acleris latifasciana Haworth, 1811.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Diakonoff & Dorst (1982a, Hancock & Bland (2015a), Meijerman & Ulenberg (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Pröse (1993q), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 1.xi.2019