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. The presence of the larva is indicated by a small heap of frass ejected through the entrance opening. Occasionally some swelling may occur. The larva is brownish-pink, head, prothoracic and anal shield dark brown.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Malus domestica.

synonyms

Blastodacna putripennella (Zeller, 1839).

notes

Contrary to what is stated by Roskam, the biology of Blastodacna vinolentella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854) is unknown.

references

Baldizzone (2004a), Buhr (1964a), Emmet & Langmaid (2002b), Huisman & Koster (1996a), Klimesch (1960a), Koster & Sinev (2003a), De Prins & Steeman (2013a), Roskam (2019a), Szőcs (1977a).

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