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 Populus; Prunus; Quercus; Ulmus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Benson (1961a), Chevin (1984a), Hoop (1983a), Šrůtka, Pažoutová & Kolařík (2007a), Turrisi (2010a).

mod 6.iv.2020