Phytoecia cylindrica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Chaerophyllum temulum, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Veerle, de Roost, 31.v.2021 © Carina Van Steenwinkel: the withering stem tip is characteristic for this species
in this species the oviposition opening is not covered
opened stem with egg
Chaerophyllum temulum, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Balen, de Most, 11.vi.2021 © Carina Van Steenwinkel
prior to oviposition the females gnaws two circular cuts in the bark of the stem. One above the place of the egg, causing the the tip of the plant to wither. And a second cut, a few cm below the egg, weakening the reaction of the plant to the presence of egg and larva
Chaerophyllum temulum, Belgium, prov. Limbourg, Ham, Hammerse Bossen, 11.vii.2021 © Carina Van Steenwinkel: opened stem with larve
Belgium, 26,viii.2021 © Carina Van Steenwinkel: cocoon, made out of wood chips, and remants of the cocoon
imago, still in the stem
distribution within Europe
All Europe, except Ireland and the Mediterranean Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
Funke (1996a), Hellrigl (2010c), Hering (1957a), Robbins (1991a), Sláma (1998a).