Himantoglossum, lizard orchid

fam. Orchidaceae

1a larva with chitinised head: Orthochaetes insignis & O. setiger

1b larva an apparently headless maggot => 2

2a narrow gallery that descends into the stem, after which the larva continues as a stem borer: Chyliza vittata

2b the larve lives within the stem, and makes from there excursions into the leaves: Delina nigrita


pub 14.ix.2015 ยท mod 28.vi.2017