Metzneria aprilella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)

brilliant neb

on greater knapweed

parasite

The larvae in the flower heads, that remain closed.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Centaurea scabiosa.

phenology

The larve hibernates in an silken lined cavity in the receptacle.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

White, head brown.

references

Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Kaitila 1996a), Kasy (1987a), Pinzari, Pinzari & Zilli (2013a) .

mod 8.ix.2019