Argyresthia pygmaeella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

sallow argent

on Salix

parasite

Larva during the winter and early spring in a bud. In April-May the larva tunnels in the pith of a shoot, that withers and ultimately drops off.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix caprea.

phenology

Univoltine; the larva hibernates.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body green; head, prothoracic and anal plate dark brown to black.

pop

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

references

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

mod 20.iii.2019