Tomostethus nigritus (Fabricius, 1804)

on Fraxinus

Tomostethus nigritus: larvae on Fraxinus excelsior

Fraxinus excelsior, Hungary, Budapest, Kamaraerdő, 28.iv.2019 © László Érsek

Tomostethus nigritus: larvae on Fraxinus excelsior

feeding larvae

Tomostethus nigritus:  feeding pattern on Fraxinus excelsior

feeding pattern

Tomostethus nigritus:  feeding pattern on Fraxinus excelsior

defoliation

Tomostethus nigritus:  larva

larva

Tomostethus nigritus:  larva

larva, dorsal and ventral

Tomostethus nigritus:  prepupa

thorax ventral

Tomostethus nigritus:  prepupa

face

Tomostethus nigritus:  pupa

pupa, dorsal (7.v.2019)

Tomostethus nigritus:  pupa

lateral

Tomostethus nigritus:  pupa

ventral

parasite

Larvae free at the underside the leaves, can cause total defoliation.

host plants

Oleaceae, monophagous

Fraxinus angustifolia, excelsior.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

references

Beneš & Holuša (2015a), Braggion (2013a), Matošević, Hrašovec & Pernek (0000a), Mitali (2012a), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Stockan & Taylor (2014a).

mod 13.v.2019