Pexicopia malvella (Hübner, 1805)

hollyhock seed moth

on Malvaceae


The larvae feed in the ripening fruits. Hibernation as a larva, in a cocoon, amidst the emptied fruits.

host plants

Malvaceae, oligophagous

Alcea rosea; Althaea officinalis; Malva multiflora.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Cremaster in the form of six hooked hairs.


Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Huisman & Koster (2000a), De Prins & Steeman (2013a).

mod 1.ix.2019