Argyresthia laevigatella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855

larch-boring argent

on Larix

Argyresthia laevigatella: damage to Larix decidua

Larix decidua, v.1999 © Petr Kapitola, Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture, Bugwood.org

parasite

The larva bores from late summer till end of April of the following year under the bark in the tip of a young shoot. Before pupation, in the gallery, it gnaws a circular opening at the underside of the shoot and closes it with silk. The shoot withers and dies.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Larix decidua.

phenology

Univoltine, hibernation as larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

See Agassiz.

pupa

See Patočka, Patočka & Turcáni.

synonyms

Blastotere laevigatella.

references

Agassiz (1996a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a, 2012a), Friese (1969a), Konečná (2013a), Patočka (1998a), Patočka & Turcáni (2005a), Wullaert (2016b).

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