Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Scythris cicadella

Scythris cicadella (Zeller, 1839)

sand owlet

on Scleranthus, etc.

parasite

Larvae ih silken tubes under the plants and between the roots.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, oligophagous

Scleranthus annuus, perennis.

Malkiewicz & Dobrzański moreover mention Gypsophila fastigiata; Spergula morisonii; Rumex acetosella. The last-mentioned species is less likely.

phenology

Univoltine.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

references

Emmet & Langmaid (2002b), Malkiewicz & Dobrzański (2011a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Sutter (1994a), Walczak, Baraniak, Chowaniec & Rynarzewski (2013a), Wegner (2013a).

Last modified 20.i.2020