Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tenthredo propinqua

Tenthredo propinqua Klug, 1817

on Gentiana

Tenthredo propinqua larva

larve (© E Altenhofer, from Liston ao)


Larvae and adults free on the leaves. Freshly moulted larvae are greenish yellow, but soon appear white by a cover of fine wax.

host plants

Gentianaceae, monophagous

Gentiana asclepiadea.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


The arrows in the picture indicate spots that differ in size with the related T. scrophulariae.


Liston, Altenhofer, Netzberger & Prous (2020a), Lorenz & Kraus (1957a).

Last modified 9.x.2020