Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Adscita geryon

Adscita geryon (Hübner, 1813)

mine

Young larvae make a number of rather large, untidy fleck mines. The opening of the mine is a slit at the side. The mines contain little of no frass. The lower-surface opening, by which the larva has entered the mine, is irregularly roundish. Older larvae live free on the plant.

host plants

Cistaceae, monophagous

Helianthemum nummularium.

phenology

Larvae from July till May the following year (Tremewan, 1985a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

South of the line Britain-Ukraine; not in Ireland (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

See Tremewan (1985a).

pupa

Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

Ino, Procris geryon.

notes

The description of the mine above is based mainly on Hering (1957a). However, it should be noted that Ebert & Lussi (1994a) do not at all mention a mining behaviour in this species.

references

Ebert & Lussi (1994a), Fernández-Rubio (1995a), Hering (1957a, 1964a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Robbins (1991a), Skala (1948a), Šumpich, Žemlička & Dvořák (2013a), Szőcs (1977a), Tremewan (1985a), Žemlička (2011a),

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