Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pexicopia malvella

Pexicopia malvella (Hübner, 1805)

hollyhock seed moth

on Malvaceae

parasite

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 alcea, multiflora, neglecta, sylvestris, thuringiaca.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

pupa

Cremaster in the form of six hooked hairs.

references

Aarvik (1987a), Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Huisman & Koster (1995a, 2000a), De Prins & Steeman (2013a), Requena (2009a).

Last modified 20.ii.2020