Merodon aureus Fabricius, 1805

on star-of-betlehem

parasite

Larvae in the tubers.

host plants

Asparagaceae, monophagous

Ornithogalum umbellatum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

puparium

See Preradović ao.

synonyms

Speight argues that the difference, if any, between Merodon aureus and M. aeneus Megerle, 1822, remains inconclusive als long as no type selection has been done.

references

Preradović, Andrić, Radenković ao (2018a), Speight (2017a).

mod 18.vi.2019