Platyedra subcinerea (Haworth, 1828)

mallow crest, cotton stem moth

on Malvaceae

parasite

The larvae live in the flowers, feeding on the developing seeds. With spinning the calyx leaves are kept closed.

host plants

Malvaceae, oligophagous

Alcea nudiflora, rosea; Althaea officinalis; Gossypium herbaceum; Malva arborea, sylvestris, trimestris.

phenology

In favourable climates two or more generations; hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

references

Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Huisman & Koster (1999a), Powell, Eichlin & Sperling (2011a), Wieser & Huemer (1997a).

mod 4.viii.2019