Blastodacna atra (Haworth, 1828)

apple-pith moth

on Malus

gall

the larve mines from August till May of the following year in the bark of a young shoot, that may die as a result. Ocasionally some swelling may occur. The larva is brownish-pink, head, prothoracic and anal shield dark brown.

hostplants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Malus pumila.

synonyms

Blastodacna putripennella (Zeller, 1839).

references

Baldizzone (2004a), Buhr (1964a), De Prins & Steeman (2013a), Szőcs (1977a).

11/09/2016

mod 9.ii.2018