Anarsia lineatella Zeller, 1839
peach twig borer
The larvae of the first generation bore in a young shoot causing them to exude some sap
and finally to wither, after which a new shoot is attacked. The larvae of the second generation bore on the pulp of the fruits, the prematurely ripen en drop. Pupation in an light spinning among the litter.
Rosaceae, ± monophagous
Prunus armeniaca, cerasus, domestica, dulcis, persica, spinosa.
In northern Europe two generation, in warmer regions up to four.
distribution within Europe
Head prothoracic and anal plate glistening black; body and prolegs honey-brown or chestnut brown, with intersegmental divisions whitish; pinacula small, black, each with one whitish hair.
Serious pest in fruit cultivation.
Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Gregersen & Karsholt (2017a), Huemer (2012a).