Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Xiphydria camelus

Xiphydria camelus (Linnaeus, 1758)

black necked wood wasp, alder wood wasp

on Alnus, Betula, etc.


Larvae bore in the wood of dying or dead trees.

host plants

mainly Betulaceae, oligophagous

Alnus; Betula pendula.

To a lesser degree also Acer campestre, pseudoplatanus; Populus tremula; Prunus; Quercus; Ulmus minor.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Benson (1961a), Chevin (1984a), Hoop (1983a), Kofler & Schedl (2010a), Mol (2020a), Šrůtka, Pažoutová & Kolařík (2007a), Taeger, Altenhofer, Blank, ao (1998a), Turrisi (2010a).

Last modified 28.xii.2020