Gypsonoma oppressana

Gypsonoma oppressana, the poplar bud-worm, is a moth of the family Tortricidae. It is found on Madeira and in central and southern Europe, from Transcaucasia to Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.

Gypsonoma oppressana
(1170) Gypsonoma oppressana - Flickr - Bennyboymothman.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Gypsonoma
Species:
G. oppressana
Binomial name
Gypsonoma oppressana
Synonyms
  • Paedisca oppressana Treitschke, 1835
  • Phaneta cnephasiana Obraztsov, 1943
  • Gypsonoma opressana Razowski, 1987

The wingspan is 12–15 mm. Adults are on wing in June and July.

The larvae feed on Populus nigra, Populus alba and Populus tremula and is considered a minor pest on these species. Young larvae feed on the underside of the leaf in an angle of the veins, living beneath a silken web and eating the surface of the leaf. Later they feed in the buds, moving from bud to bud.

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