Solanum nigrum, Holterberg
cephalic skeleton and detail of the mandibles
mouth field and front spiraculum
rear spircula dorsal and lateral
Verbena hybrida, Germany, Rostock; from Hering (1954a); a : cephalic skeleton; b : frontal region of head; c : frontal spiraculum; d : rear spiraculum; e : part of the spinulation of the first abdominal segment, lateral; scale line is 0.1 mm.
Dempewolf (2001a) gives a detailed description of the larva. Front spiraculum with 7-9, rear spirculum with 7-12 papillae, arranged in an ellipse; mandibles strongly alternating, with 2 teeth. Contrary to L. trifolii only the anterior part of the living larva is coloured yellow (Minkenberg & van Lenteren; Collins).