Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Isophrictis striatella

Isophrictis striatella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

white border neb

on Tanacetum

parasite

Oviposition on the peduncle. The larva tunnels upwords, then successively from the side enters several flower heads that are eaten out,

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

? Achillea ptarmica; ? Artemisia vulgaris; Tanacetum corymbosum, vulgare.

Nel only mentions Tanacetum, and expresses doubt about Achillea.

phenology

The larvae hibernate partly in the heads, partly in the peduncle; some of them later pupate in the soil.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Pale, head and anal plate brown.

references

Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Groenen (2012a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ellis (2007a), Kaitila 1996a), Nel (1995b), Requena (2009a), Roweck & Savenkov (2010a).

Last modified 2.ii.2020