Aristotelia brizella (Treitschke, 1833)

thrift neb

on Armeria, (Limonium)

Aristotelia brizella: on Artemisia maritima

Artemisia maritima, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Balen, de Keiheuvel 16.vi.2019 © Carina Van Steenwinkel: opened flower head with feedings traces

Aristotelia brizella: on Artemisia maritima

flower head with larvae

Aristotelia brizella: larva on Artemisia maritima

larva

Aristotelia brizella: on Artemisia maritima

damaged flower head

Aristotelia brizella: imago

30.vi.2019, imago

parasite

The larvae live in the flowers heads, pupate also there. Differences with Lobesia littoralis seemingly are unknown.

phenology

Two generations; the summer generation hibernates as pupa.

host plants

Plumbaginaceae, oligophagous

Armeria alpina subsp. halleri, maaritima & subsp. elongata + purpurea, pungens.

Rarely also Limonium vulgare.

phenology

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

See Bland ao.

references

Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Gielis Huisman, Kuchlein ao (1985a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2005a), Jacobs & De Prins (2011a), Kaitila 1996a), Kolbeck, Lichtmannecker & Pröse (2005a), Pinzari, Pinzari & Zilli (2013a), Ricker (2010a), Wegner (2010a), Wegner, Kayser & van Loh (2007a).

mod 23.x.2019