Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agonopterix petasitis

Agonopterix petasitis (Standfuss, 1851)

on Petasites

parasite

The young larvae bore in the peduncle; when the infestation is heavy this may cause the flowers to droop. Later the larve live free, in leaf margin that have been folded with spinning, and where copious quantities of frass may accumulate.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Petasites albus, hybridus, paradoxus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Fetz.

pupa

See Patocka, Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Depressaria petasitis.

references

Blaik, Dobrzański, Hołowiński & Zajda (2019a), Fetz (1994a), Graf, Jacobasch, Kaiser, ao (2007a), Klimesch (1959a), Lepiforum (2019), Mitterberger (1912a), Patočka (1989a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Šumpich (2011b), Thomann (1956a).

Last modified 1.ii.2021