Eur. J. Entomol. 114: 295-300, 2017 | DOI: 10.14411/eje.2017.036

Survival, body mass and potential fecundity of the invasive moth Cameraria ohridella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) on its original host plant Aesculus hippocastanum and Aesculus glabra

Urszula WALCZAK1, Edward BARANIAK1, Piotr ZDUNIAK2
1 Department of Systematic Zoology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznań, Poland; e-mails: urszulaw@amu.edu.pl, baraniak@amu.edu.pl
2 Department of Avian Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznań, Poland; e-mail: kudlaty@amu.edu.pl

Performance of the invasive horse-chestnut leaf miner, Cameraria ohridella Deschka & Dimic, 1986 (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), was studied on two host plants: the white-flowering horse-chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum L. and the Ohio buckeye Aesculus glabra Willd. C. ohridella developed successfully on both host plants; however, mine density and survival were much higher on A. hippocastanum than on A. glabra. The pupal mass and potential fecundity were strongly affected by the host plant on which the larvae fed. On A. hippocastanum pupae were significantly heavier and females more fecund than those on A. glabra. Furthermore, on both host plants there was a significant positive correlation between the number of oocytes in ovaries and pupal body mass, and as a consequence, heavier females produced more eggs. Our study demonstrates that the mine density, survival, pupal mass and potential fecundity were significantly lower on A. glabra than on A. hippocastanum. The observed lower performance of C. ohridella on the exotic host plant was assumed to be due to its poor food quality (nutritional and chemical composition).

Keywords: Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Cameraria ohridella, invasive species, leaf miner, herbivore performance, Aesculus hippocastanum, Aesculus glabra

Received: February 7, 2017; Accepted: May 12, 2017; Published online: June 7, 2017Show citation

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WALCZAK, U., BARANIAK, E., & ZDUNIAK, P. (2017). Survival, body mass and potential fecundity of the invasive moth Cameraria ohridella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) on its original host plant Aesculus hippocastanum and Aesculus glabra. Eur. J. Entomol.114(1), 2017.000. doi: 10.14411/eje.2017.036.
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