Argyresthia spinosella Stainton, 1849

blackthorn argent

on Prunus

gall

After the winter the eggs hatch and the larvae bore into a flower bud; according to many sources the larva also lives as a shoot borer. Pupation in a light spinning in the soil.

host plants

Rosaceae, narrowly monophagous

Prunus domestica, spinosa.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as egg.

pupa

described by Patočka (1998a), Patočka & Turcáni (2005).

synonyms

Argyresthia mendica (Haworth, 1828). Buhr accidentally writes “spinella”.

references

Agassiz (1996a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Buhr (1965a), Corley, Maravalhas & Passos de Carvalho (2006a), Friese (1969a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2003a), Konečná (2013a), Leutsch (2011a), Patočka (1998a), Patočka & Turcáni (2005), De Prins & Steeman (2013a).

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