Argyresthia brockeella (Hübner, [1813])

gold-ribbon argent

on Alnus, Betula

gall

In late summer the larva feeds in a bud, but before the winter, almost full grown, it enters a male catkin. The catkin becomes somewhat distorted; it has an opening at the tip, through which frass is elected. Pupation external.

host plants

Betulaceae, oligophagous

Alnus glutinosa; Betula.

references

Agassiz (1996a), Buhr (1964a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Friese (1969a), Konečná (2013a), Kozlov & Kullberg (2010a).

mod 20.iii.2019