Cosmardia moritzella (Treitschke, 1835)

on Silene

parasite

The larvae live in the flowers, feeding on the ovary.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Silene alba, dioica, flos-jovis, latifolia, vulgaris.

phenology

Pupation probably in the soil. Hibernation as imago (Wieser & Huemer).

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

See Huemer & Erlebach.

references

Corley, Marabuto, Maravalhas ao (2009a), Huemer & Erlebach (2003b), Wegner, Kayser & van Loh (2007a), De Prins, Steeman & Sierens (2016a), Wieser & Huemer (1997a), Wullaert (2017a).

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