List of Lepidoptera that feed on alders

List of Lepidoptera that feed on alders

Alders ("Alnus spp.") are used as food plants by the larvae of a number of Lepidoptera species:


Species which feed exclusively on "Alnus":
* Bucculatricidae
** "Bucculatrix locuples" - feeds on Tag Alder ("A. serrulata")
* Coleophoridae
** "Coleophora alnifoliae"
* Geometridae
** May Highflyer ("Hydriomena impluviata")


Species which feed on "Alnus" among other plants:
* Arctiidae
** Buff Ermine ("Spilosoma lutea")
* Bucculatricidae
** "Bucculatrix cidarella"
* Coleophoridae
**Several other "Coleophora" species:
***"C. alniella"
***"C. binderella" - recorded on Black Alder ("A. glutinosa")
***"C. comptoniella"
***"C. fuscedinella"
***"C. limosipennella"
***"C. malivorella"
***"C. orbitella"
***"C. persimplexella" - recorded on Green Alder ("A. viridis")
***"C. pruniella"
***"C. serratella"
* Drepanidae
** Oak Hook-tip ("Drepana binaria")
* Geometridae
** Autumnal Moth ("Epirrita autumnata")
** Common Marbled Carpet ("Chloroclysta truncata")
** Common Wave ("Cabera exanthemata")
** Common White Wave ("Cabera pusaria")
** Dotted Border ("Agriopis marginaria")
** The Engrailed ("Ectropis crepuscularia")
** Grey Pug ("Eupithecia subfuscata")
** Large Emerald ("Geometra papilionaria")
** Mottled Beauty ("Alcis repandata")
** Purple Thorn ("Selenia tetralunaria")
** Scalloped Hazel ("Odontopera bidentata")
** Scalloped Oak ("Crocallis elinguaria")
* Hepialidae
** "Endoclita auratus"
** "Endoclita undulifer"
** "Sthenopis argenteomaculatus"
* Lymantriidae
** Gypsy moth ("Lymantria dispar") - recorded on Speckled Alder ("A. (incana) rugosa")
** Yellow-tail ("Euproctis similis")
* Noctuidae
** Dot Moth ("Melanchra persicariae") - recorded on Grey Alder ("A. rugosa")
** Grey Dagger ("Acronicta psi")
** Hebrew Character ("Orthosia gothica") - recorded on Grey Alder ("A. rugosa")
** The Miller ("Acronicta leporina")
** Poplar Grey ("Acronicta megacephala") - recorded on Grey Alder ("A. rugosa")
* Notodontidae
** Coxcomb Prominent ("Ptilodon capucina")
** Rough Prominent ("Nadata gibbosa")
* Nymphalidae
** American White Admiral/Red-spotted Purple ("Limenitis arthemis") - recorded on Grey Alder ("A. rugosa")
* Saturniidae
** Emperor Moth ("Pavonia pavonia")
* Sphingidae
** Lime Hawk-moth ("Mimas tiliae")
** Poplar Hawk-moth ("Laothoe populi")
** Walnut Sphinx ("Amorpha juglandis")

External links

* [ Caterpillar Hostplants Database]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Larval food plants of Lepidoptera — species (mostly on their leaves, but sometimes on fruits or other parts). The dependency on specific food plants (also known as host plants) is among the key factors restricting the distribution of Lepidoptera species, although food plants of… …   Wikipedia

  • Alder — Taxobox name = Alder image caption = Alnus serrulata (Tag Alder) Male catkins on right, mature female catkins left Johnsonville, South Carolina regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fagales familia = Betulaceae… …   Wikipedia

  • Alnus incana — Taxobox name = Alnus incana image width = 240px image caption = Speckled Alder Alnus incana subsp. rugosa regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fagales familia = Betulaceae genus = Alnus subgenus = Alnus species …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”