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).

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