Pristiphora albilabris

Pristiphora albilabris (Boheman, 1852)

on Betula


Larvae free on the leaves. Oviposition observed in pockets on underside of teeth (leaf edges) of young leaves

host plants

Betulaceae, monofaag

Betula pubescens.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Prous, Kramp, Vikberg & Liston (2017a).


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Why is “my” plant not mentioned?

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