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Malacosoma parallela
(mountain ring silk moth)



Malacosoma parallela (mountain ring silk moth)


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  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Malacosoma parallela
  • Preferred Common Name
  • mountain ring silk moth
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Malacosoma parallela (Staudinger)

Preferred Common Name

  • mountain ring silk moth

EPPO code

  • MALAPA (Malacosoma parallela)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Lasiocampidae
  •                             Genus: Malacosoma
  •                                 Species: Malacosoma parallela

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 12 May 2022

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Leaves / abnormal leaf fall

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Bacillus thuringiensis galleriae Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. dendrolimus Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis thuringiensis Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Pales pavida Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Tachina praeceps Parasite Arthropods|Larvae
Zenillia libatrix Parasite Arthropods|Larvae


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===, 2005. Malacosoma parallela. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin, 35(3):431-433.

CABI/EPPO, 2004. Malacosoma parallela. Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, No. 664. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

Degtyareva VI, 1964. [The Main Lepidopteran Pests of Trees and Shrubs of the Central Part of Gissar Mountain Ridge and Gissar valley.] Izdatel’stvo Akademii Nauk Tadzhikskoi SSR, Dushanbe (TJ) (in Russian).

EPPO, 2014. PQR database. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.

Grechkin VP, 1956. [Important species of pests of mountain forests of Tajikistan.] Zoologicheskii Zhurnal, 35: 1476-1492 (in Russian).

Maslov AD, 1988. Guide on Forest Protection against Pests and Diseases. Moscow, "Agropromizdat" (in Russian).

Romanenko KE, 1981. Pests of field protecting forest plantations in Kirgizia. Frunze, "Ilim" (in Russian).

Sarkissyan RA, 1972. [Population Dynamics of Euproctis chrysorrhoea and Malacosoma parallela in the Zangezur Mountains of the Armenian SSR.] Candidate thesis, Erevan, Armenia (in Russian).

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