Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chamaesphecia tenthrediniformis

Chamaesphecia tenthrediniformis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

on Euphorbia


The larva bores in the roots.

host plants

Euphorbiaceae, monophagous

Euphorbia esula & subsp. ? tommasiniana, salicifolia.


The larva develops in one year, hibernates as larva in its tunnel and pupates in the spring.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva, pupa

Larva and pupa are extensively described by Bąkowski.


Bąkowski (2013b), Ebert (ed., 1997a), Gelbrecht & Seiger (1999a), Kolbeck & Loos (1995a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2001a), Predovnik (2010a, 2018a), Pühringer (1996a), Toševski in litt. (2018), Toševski, Gassmann & Schroeder (1996a).

Last modified 29.ix.2021