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Abstract

Host range of an invasive moth, Phyllonorycter leucographella.

Abstract

We examined the host range of an invasive small moth, Phyllonorycter leucographella in two plant collections in Poland. A total of 248 species, varieties and cultivars of the subfamily Maloideae were sampled. We found that only 75 of them were attacked by Ph. leucographella. As many as 68 novel host plants are reported for the first time. However, the infestation of these plants is usually much lower than its primary host, Pyracantha coccinea.