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), Jacobs & De Prins (2011a), Kolbeck, Lichtmannecker & Pröse (2005a), Pinzari, Pinzari & Zilli (2013a), Ricker (2010a), Wegner, Kayser & van Loh (2007a).

mod 30.vii.2019