Chamaesphecia bibioniformis (Esper, 1800)

on Euphorbia

parasite

De larva bores in the roots, often killing the plant.

host plants

Euphorbiaceae, monophagous

Euphorbia characias, macroclada, myrsinites, nicaeensis, rigida, seguieriana, serrata.

According to Predovnik exclusively E. seguieriana.

phenology

The larva lives one year, hibernates in its gallery and pupates in the spring.

synonyms

Chamaesphecia myrsinites Pinker, 1954.

references

Bartsch & Pühringer (2005a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2001a), Predovnik (2018a), Toševski, Gassmann & Schroeder (1996a).

mod 26.ix.2018