Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Scythris potentillella

Scythris potentillella (Zeller, 1847)

sorrel owlet

on Rumex

parasite

Larvae in silken tubes at the base of the plant.

host plants

Polygonaceae, monophagous

Rumex acetosella.

Whether the species would live also on Rumex acetosa is moot.

phenology

Bivoltoine.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

references

Baldizzone (2004a), Emmet & Langmaid (2002b), Groenen (2009a), Huisman & Koster (1999a), Malkiewicz & Dobrzański (2011a, Schütze (1931a), Sutter (1994a), Wegner (2010a).

Last modified 2.ii.2020