Argyresthia curvella (Linnaeus, 1761)

brindled argent, apple blossom tineid

on Malus

Argyresthia curvella: larva in Malus domestica flower

Malus domestica, France, dép Hautes-Alpes, Saint-Julien-en-Beauchêne, 2.v.2019 © Ruben Meert

Argyresthia curvella: larva in Malus domestica flower

other image

Argyresthia curvella: larva in Malus domestica flower

destroyed flower

Argyresthia curvella: cocoon

27.v.2019: vacated cocoon

gall

the larva lives in the closed bud, feeding on the internal parts of the flower. The buds remains closed because the sepals are spun together. Pupation in the soil in a reticulate cocoon.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Malus domestica, sylvestris.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as egg (Agassiz).

synonyms

Argyresthia cornella (Fabricius, 1775); A. arcella (Fabricius, 1776).

pupa

See Patočka (1998a), Patočka & Turcáni (2005a).

references

Agassiz (1996a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Friese (1969a), Konečná (2013a), Leutsch (2011a), Patočka (1998a), Patočka & Turcáni (2005a).

mod 29.v.2019