Blastodacna hellerella (Duponchel, 1838)

hawthorn cosmet

on hawthorn

parasite

The larvae live in late summer in the berries. Infected berries have a hole in the side; no frass is extruded. Pupation in autumn in rotten wood.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Crataegus laevigata, monogyna.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

notes

Reports of occurrence on, and even damage to, Malus and Prunus probably are due to confusion with other species.

references

Emmet & Langmaid (2002b), Huisman & Koster (1999a), Klinesch (1960a), Koster & Siev (2003a).

mod 15.viii.2019