Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hemaris fuciformis

Hemaris fuciformis (Linnaeus, 1758)

broad-bordered bee hawk-moth

on Lonicera, etc.

Hemaris fucifprmis larva on Lonicera periclymenum

Lonicera periclymenum, Kampsheide (dr), 5.vii.2021 © Ben van As: young larva

Hemaris fucifprmis larva on Lonicera periclymenum

the caracterisically symmetric feeding traces

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves. “They mainly occur on badly growing, low honeysuckle plants, not on those fast-growing, high-climbing and rich-flowering shrubs” (Ben van As).

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, oligophagous

Knautia arvensis; Lonicera alpigena, caerulea, caprifolium, nigra, periclymenum, tatarica, xylosteum; Symphoricarpos albus.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.

references

Akkuzu, Ayberk & Inac (2007a), Ebert (ed., 1994a), Lepiforum (2021), Meerman (1987a), Wirooks & Theissen (1999a).

Last modified 12.vii.2021